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Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed NCAA DI Top 25 Poll for Feb. 27, 2018: Iowa re-enters, Maryland falls six spots

Published on February 27, 2018

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Iowa re-enters the poll, Maryland falls six places

With the last week of the regular season in progress and conference tournaments beginning, Connecticut maintains the No. 1 spot in the Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed poll, a position the Huskies have held all season. No. 2 Mississippi State capped a historic, undefeated regular season with an 85-63 win on the road Sunday at Kentucky.

There were no changes in the top six as Baylor, Louisville, Notre Dame and Oregon round out the top teams.

No. 7 Texas rose two spots after winning at Iowa State then beating Oklahoma. No. 8 South Carolina fell two places after losing to Tennessee 65-46 on Sunday. A’ja Wilson, the star center for the Gamecocks, did not play as she was suffering form a case of vertigo. The win propelled South Carolina’s opponent, the Lady Vols, four places to rise and land at No. 11.

No. 10 Oregon State improved its position in the poll by two places after a road sweep of the Pac-12’s Arizona schools.

After a tough 82-63 loss at Texas A&M, Missouri fell four places to rest at No. 14. However, No. 20 Maryland had the biggest drop in the poll, falling six spots. While the Terrapins beat Nebraska on Sunday, that victory came after a three-game losing streak with defeats at the hands of Purdue, Minnesota and Michigan.

Iowa re-entered the poll at No. 25. The Hawkeyes finished the regular season with a seven-game win streak that included two overtime victories.

Oklahoma State fell out of the poll. The Cowgirls had a mixed week, starting off with a loss to Kansas before picking up two victories to end the regular season.

Other teams that received votes: Arizona State, California, Miami, DePaul, Oklahoma State, Mercer, Minnesota, Buffalo, Nebraska.

The STI/Hoopfeed Poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of media members and other women’s basketball professionals. Total points are based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th.

Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed NCAA DI Top 25 Poll for Feb. 27, 2018

Rank School Last week Change
1 Connecticut 1 0
2 Mississippi State 2 0
3 Baylor 3 0
4 Louisville 4 0
5 Notre Dame 5 0
6 Oregon 6 0
7 Texas 9 2
8 South Carolina 7 -1
9 UCLA 8 -1
10 Oregon State 12 2
11 Tennessee 15 4
12 Florida State 11 -1
13 Ohio State 14 1
14 Missouri 10 -4
15 Texas A&M 17 2
16 Stanford 16 0
17 Georgia 18 1
18 Duke 19 1
19 Maryland 13 -6
20 South Florida 20 0
21 Belmont 24 3
22 Green Bay 23 1
23 NC State 21 -2
24 LSU 22 -2
25 Iowa NR N/A

Voting Panel

  • Amanda Butler
  • Lisa Bodine
  • Joan Bonvicini
  • Cindy Brunson
  • Cheryl Coward
  • Kevin Danna
  • Kris Gardiner
  • Mel Greenberg
  • Lee Michaelson
  • Viet Nguyen
  • Ben Parker
  • Michael Roberson
  • LaChina Robinson
  • Yvonne Sanchez
  • Brenda VanLengen

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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