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Notre Dame tops preseason 2018-19 USA Today NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches’ Poll

Published on November 1, 2018

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The USA Today Top 25 women’s basketball coaches poll, with team’s records at the end of last in parentheses, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, ranking in 2017-18 postseason poll and first-place votes received:

Rank School (Record) Points Last week’s rank First-place votes
1. Notre Dame (35-3) 798 1 30
2. Connecticut (36-1) 757 3 2
3. Oregon (33-5) 690 5 0
4. Louisville (36-3) 687 4 0
5. Baylor (33-2) 656 9 0
6. Mississippi State (37-2) 594 2 0
7. Stanford (24-11) 578 13 0
8. Texas (28-7) 535 10 0
9. Oregon State (26-8) 514 8 0
10. Maryland (26-8) 511 18 0
11. South Carolina (29-7) 502 6 0
12. Tennessee (25-8) 444 17 0
13. Georgia (26-7) 411 19 0
14. Missouri (24-8) 318 22 0
15. DePaul (27-8) 293 23 0
16. North Carolina State (26-9) 283 16 0
17. Iowa (24-8) 262 not ranked 0
18. Syracuse (22-9) 208 not ranked 0
19. Marquette (24-10) 199 not ranked 0
20. Duke (24-9) 164 12 0
21. (Tie) South Florida (26-8) 159 24 0
21. (Tie) Texas A&M (26-10) 159 11 0
23. UCLA (27-8) 116 7 0
24. Miami (Fla.) (22-11) 92 not ranked 0
25. West Virginia (25-12) 73 not ranked 0

Dropped out: No. 14 Florida State (26-7), No. 15 Ohio State (28-7), No. 20 Central Michigan (30-5), No. 21 Buffalo (29-6), No. 25 Florida Gulf Coast (31-5).

Others receiving votes: Arizona State (22-13) 59; Michigan (23-10) 53; Florida State (26-7) 51; California (21-11) 46; Central Michigan (30-5) 23; LSU (19-10) 19; Kansas (12-18) 14; Florida Gulf Coast (31-5) 12; Minnesota (24-9) 12; Washington (7-23) 12; Drake (26-8) 10; North Carolina (15-16) 10; Illinois (9-22) 9; Quinnipiac (28-6) 8; Villanova (23-9) 6; Wisconsin-Green Bay (29-4) 6; Jacksonville (24-9) 5; Ohio State (28-7) 5; Arkansas-Little Rock (23-10) 4; Duquesne (25-8) 4; Florida (11-19) 4; Kentucky (15-17) 4; Buffalo (29-6) 3; Gonzaga (27-6) 3; Michigan State (19-14) 3; Alabama State (8-22) 2; Boise State (23-10) 2; Houston (20-12) 2; Idaho (19-14) 2; Princeton (24-6) 2; Central Florida (22-11) 1; Southern California (20-11) 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 2018-19 season: Brian Boyer, Arkansas State; Bart Brooks, Belmont; Mary Burke, Bryant; Jackie Carson, Furman; Billi Chambers, Iona; Shane Clipfell, Western Michigan; Cara Consuegra, Charlotte; Bradley Davis, Pacific; Bill Fennelly, Iowa State; Jose Fernandez, South Florida; Freda Freeman-Jackson, Alabama State; Brenda Frese, Maryland; Darrick Gibbs, North Florida; Julie Goodenaugh, Abilene Christian; Lindsay Gottlieb, California; Kellie Harper, Missouri State; DeUnna Hendrix, High Point; Tamara Inoue, UC Irvine; Carolyn Kieger, Marquette; Belle Koclanes, Dartmouth; Greg McCall, CSU-Bakersfield; Kimberly McNeill, Hartford; Katie Meier, Miami; Jon Newlee, Idaho; Kyle Rechlicz, Milwaukee; Diane Richardson, Towson; Tarrell Robinson, North Carolina A&T; Aaron Roussell, Bucknell; Michael Shafer, Richmond; Joni Taylor, Georgia; Maren Walseth, North Dakota State; and Ryun Williams, Colorado State.

This post is part of the thread: 2018-19 College Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


 

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