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Stanford takes top spot in coaches poll, UConn falls to No. 4

Published on November 18, 2014

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After beating Associated Press No. 1 Connecticut last night in overtime 88-86, Stanford (2-0) moved up to the top spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Cardinal were ranked No. 6 in both the preseason AP and coaches poll. Coaches gave them 14 first places votes this week.

UConn fell from No. 1 to No. 4. Notre Dame moved up a spot to No. 2 taking the place of South Carolina. The Gamecocks nearly lost their opener to USC and landed at the No. 3 spot. Tennessee rounds out the top 5. Former No. 22 Dayton (0-2) , No. 23 UCLA (0-2) and No. 24 LSU (2-1) dropped out of the poll. James Madison, Rutgers and South Florida entered at the bottom three spots.

Rank
School (record)
Points
Last week’s rank
First-place votes
1
Stanford (2-0)
764
6
14
2
Notre Dame (1-0)
748
3
6
3
South Carolina (1-0)
739
2
8
4
Connecticut (1-1)
736
1
4
5
Tennessee (2-0)
675
4
0
6
Texas A&M (3-0)
613
5
0
7
Duke (1-0)
601
7
0
8
Maryland (2-0)
576
8
0
9
Kentucky (2-0)
550
10
0
10
Louisville (2-0)
506
11
0
11
North Carolina (2-0)
468
13
0
12
Baylor (1-1)
440
9
0
13
Texas (1-0)
403
12
0
14
California (1-0)
378
14
0
15
Nebraska (2-0)
319
16
0
16
West Virginia (2-0)
300
17
0
17
Michigan State (1-0)
285
15
0
18
Iowa (2-0)
236
19
0
19
Oklahoma State (2-0)
219
20
0
20
DePaul (2-1)
208
18
0
21
Oregon State (2-0)
170
21
0
22
Syracuse (1-0)
93
25
0
23
James Madison (2-0)
53
not ranked
0
24
Rutgers (1-0)
44
not ranked
0
25
South Florida (2-0)
43
not ranked
0

Others receiving votes: Georgia (2-0) 41; Gonzaga (1-0) 38; Purdue (1-0) 24; Vanderbilt (2-0) 24; Florida State (1-0) 16; St. John‘s (1-0) 15; Oklahoma (1-0) 11; Washington State (2-0) 9; North Carolina State (2-0) 8; Western Kentucky (2-0) 8; Dayton (0-2) 6; Albany (2-0) 5; Arizona State (1-0) 5; Penn State (1-1) 5; Brigham Young (0-1) 3; Mississippi State (2-0) 3; Virginia (2-0) 3; Arkansas-Little Rock (1-0) 2; Oregon (1-0) 2; Richmond (2-0) 2; Cal State Northridge (2-0) 1; Ohio State (1-1) 1; Seton Hall (1-1) 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.


 

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