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UConn tops USA Today 2017-18 Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll

Published on October 26, 2017

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DALLAS – (March 31, 2017) Mississippi State’s Morgan William lets fly a long 3-pointer, as UConn’s Kia Nurse arrives late to defend. Photo © Lee Michaelson.

UConn tops the USA Today 2017-18 Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll while the reigning national champion South Carolina comes in second. Baylor is at the No. 3 position. Mississippi State, a team that upset UConn in last season’s national semifinals, is at No. 4 while Notre Dame rounds out the top 5.

The 2017-18 regular season begins Friday, Nov. 10. The 2017-18 Hoopfeed.com Division I Poll will begin Nov. 21.

Rank School (record) Points Last year’s rank 1st Place votes
1. Connecticut (36-1) 789 3 25
2. South Carolina (33-4) 719 1 7
3. Baylor (33-4) 687 6 0
4. Mississippi State (34-5) 678 2 0
5. Notre Dame (33-4) 648 5 0
6. Texas (25-9) 608 14 0
7. UCLA (25-9) 582 13 0
8. Ohio State (28-7) 575 10 0
9. Stanford (32-6) 548 4 0
10. Louisville (29-8) 504 12 0
11. Oregon (23-14) 479 16 0
12. Duke (28-6) 442 15 0
13. Maryland (32-3) 380 8 0
14. Florida State (28-7) 334 7 0
15. West Virginia (24-11) 272 20 0
16. Missouri (22-11) 249 not ranked 0
17. Oregon State (31-5) 246 9 0
18. Tennessee (20-12) 229 not ranked 0
19. Marquette (25-8) 218 not ranked 0
20. DePaul (27-8) 156 18 0
21. Oklahoma (23-10) 151 21 0
22. South Florida (24-9) 109 not ranked 0
23. Michigan (28-9) 100 not ranked 0
24. Miami (Fla.) (24-9) 80 19 0
25. (Tie) California (20-14) 79 not ranked 0
25. (Tie) Washington (29-6) 79 11 0

Total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th.

Others Receiving Votes
Texas A&M 70; North Carolina State 67; Kentucky 59; Syracuse 53; Arizona State 43; Quinnipiac 27; Drake 18; Gonzaga 18; Virginia 17; Purdue 15; Kansas State 10; LSU 8; Michigan State 7; Florida Gulf Coast 7; Georgia Tech 7; South Dakota State 6; Temple 5; Nebraska 5; Indiana 4; Dayton 4; Middle Tennessee 2; Texas-Arlington 2; Virginia Tech 2; Villanova 1; Boise State 1; Elon 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 2017-18 season: Brian Boyer, Arkansas State; Bart Brooks, Belmont; Mary Burke, Bryant; Cara Consuegra, Charlotte; Bradley Davis, Pacific; Denise Dillon, Drexel; Brittney Ezell, East Tennessee; Bill Fennelly, Iowa State; Jose Fernandez, South Florida; Jason Flowers, Cal State Northridge; Brenda Frese, Maryland; Darrick Gibbs, North Florida; Lindsay Gottlieb, California; Kellie Harper, Missouri State; DeUnna Hendrix, High Point; Quentin Hillsman, Syracuse; Ali Jaques, Siena; Carolyn Kieger, Marquette; Belle Koclanes, Dartmouth; Greg McCall, Cal State-Bakersfield; Kimberly McNeill, Hartford; Regina Miller, Illinois-Chicago; Jon Newlee, Idaho; Brenda Nichols, Sam Houston State; Courtney Pruitt, Alcorn State; Aaron Roussell, Bucknell; Brady Sallee, Ball State; David Six, Hampton; Michael Shafer, Richmond; Joni Taylor, Georgia; Maren Walseth, North Dakota State; Ryun Williams, Colorado State.

This post is part of the thread: 2017-18 College Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


 

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