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Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed Poll for March 6, 2018: Conference tournament results cause shifts among elite teams

Published on March 6, 2018

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Oregon rises to No. 5, Iowa drops out

SEATTLE (March 5, 2018) - Oregon beats Stanford for the Pac-12 tournament championship.

SEATTLE (March 4, 2018) – Oregon beats Stanford for the Pac-12 tournament championship.

With about half of the conference tournaments completed, this week’s Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed poll has a few slight shifts in the rankings. While No. 1 Connecticut has not budged all season from its top position, the rest of the elite teams in the top 10 experienced some shuffling around.

No. 2 Baylor moved up a place after beating No. 8 Texas in the title game of the Big 12 tournament Monday night. No. 3 Louisville also moved up one post after topping No. 6 Notre Dame in the ACC tournament championship matchup last week.

Mississippi State fell two positions after losing to No. 7 South Carolina in the SEC tournament final over the weekend. No. 5 Oregon moved up to its highest place in the poll after delivering a defeat to No. 15 Stanford in the Pac-12 tournament title game Sunday night.

Oregon State had the biggest drop among top 20 teams. The Beavers did not survive the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament losing to Arizona State Friday night in Seattle.

Mercer entered the poll for the first time all season. The Bears won their first-ever SoCon tournament title on Sunday. The win capped a stellar regular season where Mercer went undefeated in conference play and finished 30-2 overall. This season marks the first-ever 30-win campaign for Mercer.

Iowa fell out of the poll. The Hawkeyes lost to Minnesota in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament even with a tournament-record 48 points plus 15 rebounds from Iowa junior forward Megan Gustafson.

Other teams that received votes: Arizona State, Miami, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Buffalo, DePaul, California, Central Michigan, Gonzaga, Minnesota, Nebraska and Quinnipiac.

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 March 6, 2018

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