Oct. 31, 2019 (Preseason)

2019-20 USA TODAY SPORTS/WBCA
NCAA Division I Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll

Oct. 31, 2019

The USA TODAY Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll with teams’ RECORDS FROM 2018-19, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, final ranking in 2018-19 postseason poll, and first-place votes received:

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Rank

School (2018-19 record)

Points

Last year’s
final rank

1st-place
votes

1

Oregon (33-5)

788

4

24

2

Baylor (37-1)

773

1

8

3

Stanford (31-5)

709

7

0

4

Connecticut (35-3)

678

3

0

5

Maryland (29-5)

641

11

0

6

Oregon State (26-8)

604

10

0

7

Texas A&M (26-8)

587

12

0

8

Mississippi State (33-3)

554

5

0

9

Louisville (32-4)

549

6

0

10

South Carolina (23-10)

539

13

0

11

UCLA (22-13)

445

14

0

12

North Carolina State (28-6)

393

9

0

13

Florida State (24-9)

358

23

0

14

Notre Dame (35-4)

353

2

0

15

Texas (23-10)

310

NR

0

16

Kentucky (25-8)

282

21

0

17

Syracuse (25-9)

237

16

0

18

Arizona State (22-11)

236

15

0

19

Miami (Fla.) (25-9)

184

20

0

20

DePaul (26-8)

164

25

0

21

Michigan State (21-12)

127

NR

0

22

Arkansas (22-15)

109

NR

0

23

Gonzaga (29-5)

92

18

0

24

Michigan (22-12)

81

NR

0

24

Iowa State (26-9)

81

17

0

Dropped Out: No. 8 Iowa (29-7); No. 19 Marquette (27-8); No. 22 South Dakota State (28-7); No. 24 Missouri State (25-10).

Others Receiving Votes: Iowa (29-7) 75; Minnesota (21-11) 73; West Virginia (22-11) 54; Indiana (21-13) 49; Drake (27-7) 48; Rice (28-4) 44; Arizona (24-13) 36; South Dakota (28-6) 20; Marquette (27-8) 18; Tennessee (19-13) 16; Missouri State (25-10) 13; South Dakota State (28-7) 12; Boise State (28-5) 12; Brigham Young (26-7) 10; San Diego State (14-18) 7; California (20-13) 7; Missouri (24-11) 6; South Florida (19-16) 5; Rutgers (22-10) 4; James Madison (29-6) 4; Kansas State (21-12) 3; Central Florida (26-7) 3; Florida Gulf Coast (28-5) 2; Buffalo (24-10) 2; Southern California (17-13) 1; Oklahoma State (14-16) 1; Abilene Christian (23-10) 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 2019-20 season: Suzy Barcomb, Seattle; Bart Brooks, Belmont; Dan Burt, Duquesne; Jackie Carson; Furman; Billi Chambers, Iona; Bill Cleary, Colgate; Shane Clipfell, Western Michigan; Bradley Davis, Pacific; Bill Fennelly, Iowa State; Jose Fernandez, South Florida; Ronny Fisher, Campbell; Terry Fowler, South Alabama; Freda Freeman-Jackson, Alabama State; Brenda Frese, Maryland; Julie Goodenough; Abilene Christian; Tamara Inoue, UC Irvine; Belle Koclanes, Dartmouth; Mike Lane, NJIT; Maria Marchesano, Mount St. Mary’s;  Katie Meier, Miami (Fla.); Jalie Mitchell, North Texas; Jon Newlee, Idaho; Harry Perretta, Villanova; Kyle Rechlicz; Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Diane Richardson, Towson; Lynne Roberts, Utah; Tarrell Robinson, North Carolina A&T; Matt Ruffing, Evansville; Joni Taylor, Georgia; Jim Turgeon, Denver; Amy Vachon, Maine; Ryun Williams, Colorado State.