Nov. 3, 2021 (preseason)

2021-22 USA TODAY Sports/WBCA

NCAA Division I Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll

Nov. 3, 2021

The USA TODAY Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll with teams’ RECORDS FROM LAST YEAR in parentheses, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, final ranking in last year's final poll, and first-place votes received:

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Rank

School (record)

Points

Last year’s
final rank

First-place
votes

1

South Carolina (26-5)

768

4

13

2t

Stanford (31-2)

763

1

13

2t

Connecticut (28-2)

763

3

6

4

North Carolina State (22-3)

670

7

0

5

Maryland (26-3)

661

9

0

6

Louisville (26-4)

642

6

0

7

Indiana (21-6)

558

8

0

8

Baylor (28-3)

495

5

0

9

Oregon (15-9)

475

15

0

10

Michigan (16-6)

470

11

0

11

Iowa (20-10)

440

19

0

12

Tennessee (17-8)

346

16

0

13

Kentucky (18-9)

322

21

0

14

UCLA (17-6)

311

12

0

15

Arizona (21-6)

277

2

0

16

Iowa State (17-11)

258

NR

0

17

Texas A&M (25-3)

251

10

0

18

Oregon State (12-8)

224

NR

0

19

Georgia (21-7)

197

13

0

20

Georgia Tech (17-9)

192

22

0

21

Texas (21-10)

180

17

0

22

South Florida (19-4)

169

18

0

23

West Virginia (22-7)

165

24

0

24

Florida State (10-9)

157

NR

0

25

Ohio State (13-7)

128

NR

0


Dropped out: No. 14 Missouri State (23-3); No. 20 Gonzaga (23-4); No. 23 Arkansas (19-9); No. 25 Florida Gulf Coast (26-3) 54.

Others receiving votes: Missouri State (23-3) 112; Gonzaga (23-4) 59; Virginia Tech (15-10) 56; Florida Gulf Coast (26-3) 54; Arkansas (19-9) 53; Michigan State (15-9) 28; Rutgers (14-5) 17; Stephen F. Austin (24-3) 16; LSU (9-13) 13; Northwestern (16-9) 13; South Dakota State (21-4) 13; Washington State (12-12) 13; Brigham Young (19-6) 11; North Carolina (13-11) 11; Central Florida (16-5) 8; Colorado (12-11) 8; DePaul (14-10) 5; Mississippi (15-12) 5; Belmont (21-6) 4; Delaware (24-5) 4; Oklahoma (12-12) 4; Notre Dame (10-10) 3; South Dakota (19-6) 3; Houston (17-8) 2; IUPUI (15-5) 1; Seton Hall (14-7) 1; Virginia (0-5) 1.

The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 32 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. The board for the 2021-22 season: Ganiyat Adeduntan, Colgate; Suzy Barcomb, Seattle; Fred Batchelor, Maryland-Eastern Shore; Matt Bollant, Eastern Illinois; Dan Burt, Duquesne; Jeff Cammon, Long Beach State; Jamie Craighhead, San Jose State; Megan Duffy, Marquette; Nancy Fahey, Illinois; Ronny Fisher, Campbell; Lisa Fortier, Gonzaga; Robyn Fralick, Bowling Green; Andrea Gorski, Bradley; Carey Green, Liberty; Simon Harris, East Tennessee State; Chris Kielsmeier, Cleveland State; Monique LeBlanc, Brown; Amy Mallon, Drexel; Lynn Milligan, Rider; Jalie Mitchell, North Texas; Mike Neighbors, Arkansas; Raegan Pebley, TCU; DoBee Plaisance, Nicholls State; Margaret Richards, Alabama A&M; Lynne Roberts, Utah; Seton Sobolewski, Idaho State; Lisa Stockton, Tulane; Angelika Szumilo, Fairleigh Dickinson; Amy Vachon, Maine; Jeff Walz, Louisville; Jaida Williams, Coastal Carolina; Doshia Woods, Denver.