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Undefeated Louisville takes over top spot in Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed NCAA DI Top 25 Poll

Published on January 8, 2019

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Louisville is the new No. 1 after Baylor topples UConn

Stanford holds steady at No. 5 after beating USC and UCLA over the weekend.

The Her Hoop Stats Breakdown || Voting panel

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Last Thursday night in a sold-out Ferrell Center in Waco, Baylor delivered the upset of the season by taking down the UConn. As a result, the Huskies fell from the top position in the Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed Poll this week to No. 3 after reigning over the rankings since the first week of December. Baylor moved up two places in the poll to No. 6.

Louisville is the new No. 1. The Cardinals are perfect at 14-0 and one of three remaining undefeated teams, in company with NC State and Ohio.

The Oregon Ducks stayed at No. 4 following a week where junior All-American guard Sabrina Ionescu earned a mind-blowing 15th triple-double in her career as her team dominated Washington State on Sunday.

Stanford rounds out the top five, moving up a spot. The Cardinal are on a six-game winning streak and defeated UCLA and USC over the weekend in Northern California at Maples Pavilion. Stanford’s Pac-12 foe across the Bay was not as successful against the conference’s Los Angeles schools. The Golden Bears dropped their game against UCLA Friday night in an 84-79 overtime thriller. However, Cal recovered to take down USC 66-59 on Sunday and subsequently remain in the poll, dropping three places to No. 22 with one Pac-12 win under their belt so far.

No. 10 Maryland saw the biggest drop in the rankings. The Terrapins lost five spots after a week in which they lost to unranked Rutgers on their home floor, 73-64. Maryland recovered to edge Ohio State 75-69 on Saturday.

Marquette experienced the biggest lead in the rankings, moving up six places after taking down DePaul and Creighton last week.

Florida State and Indiana enter the poll at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively. The 14-1 Seminoles’ most recent victories include wins over North Carolina and Virginia.

Indiana defeated last week’s No. 14 team Michigan State 68-64 on Sunday. Like Florida State, the Hoosiers are an impressive 14-1 as conference play continues.

  • Other teams that received votes: DePaul, Rutgers, Texas A&M, Miami, Missouri, Utah, Drake.
  • Dropped out: DePaul, Texas A&M

Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed NCAA DI Top 25 Poll for Jan. 8, 2019

Rank School Record Last Change
1 Louisville 14-0 3 2
2 Notre Dame 14-1 2 0
3 UConn 12-1 1 -2
4 Oregon 13-1 4 0
5 Stanford 12-1 6 1
6 Baylor 11-1 8 2
7 Mississippi State 14-1 7 0
8 NC State 15-0 9 1
9 Oregon State 12-2 10 1
10 Maryland 13-1 5 -5
11 Syracuse 13-2 12 1
12 Texas 12-2 13 1
13 Tennessee 12-2 11 -2
14 Marquette 12-3 20 6
15 Gonzaga 15-1 17 2
16 Kentucky 14-2 16 0
17 Iowa 10-3 18 1
18 Minnesota 12-2 15 -3
19 Arizona State 11-3 23 4
20 Iowa State 12-2 25 5
21 South Carolina 10-4 24 3
22 California 10-3 19 -3
23 Michigan State 11-3 14 -9
24 Florida State 14-1 NR NA
25 Indiana 14-1 NR NA

The STI/Hoopfeed Poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of media members and other women’s basketball professionals. 

This week’s AP Poll || USA Today Coaches Poll

The Her Hoop Stats Statistical Breakdown

The Her Hoop Stats staff provides some interesting statistical insight on teams in the top 25 and programs received votes in the poll.
Glossary

  • Louisville – Steady Offense
    • 49.4% field goal percentage is 7th in the country.
    • 1.18 points per scoring attempt is 5th in the country.
  • Notre Dame – Efficient Scoring
    • 89.1 points per game is 3rd in the country.
    • 52.6% field goal percentage is 1st in the country.
  • Oregon – No Free Points
    • 1.91 assist to turnover ratio is 1st in the country.
    • 11.3% opponent free throw rate is 9th in the country.
  • UConn  – Suffocating Defense
    • 0.82 opponent points per scoring attempt is 8th in the country.
    • 34.3% opponent field goal percentage is 17th in the country.
    • 26.3 net points per game is 4th in the country.
  • Stanford – Paint Presence
    • 37.5% opponent two-point shooting percentage is 19th in the country.
    • 13.4% block rate is 19th in the country.
    • 25.2% opponent offensive rebounding rate is 9th in the country.
  • Baylor – All Around Dominance
    • 51.2% field goal percentage is 5th in the country.
    • 76.5% defensive rebounding rate is 3rd in the country.
    • 21.3% block rate is 1st in the country.
  • Mississippi State – Dominance
    • 37.3 average margin of victory is 1st in the country.
    • 52.6% offensive rebounding rate is 1st in the country.
    • 7.4 blocks per game is 2nd in the country.
  • NC State – Protect The Ball
    • Opponent steal rate and block rate are top 60 in the country.
    • 1.21 assist to turnover ratio is 24th in the country.
  • Oregon State – Team Ball
    • 19.4 assists per game is 9th in the country.
    • 1.35 assist to turnover ratio is 10th in the country.
  • Tennessee – Generating Extra Chances
    • 10.6 steals per game is 32nd in the country.
    • 42.4% offensive rebounding rate is 12th in the country.
  • Maryland – Share The Wealth
    • 18.0 assists per game is 18th in the country.
    • Three players in double-digit scoring.
    • Three players in top 13% for points per scoring attempt.
  • Syracuse – Solid Play, Tough Opponents
    • 73.6 Her Hoop Stats Defensive Rating is 7th in the country.
    • 36.9 overall Her Hoop Stats Rating is 11th in the country.
    • Held Oregon to season low 75 points.
  • Iowa – High Scoring, But Deliberate
    • 83.1 points per game is 11th in the country.
    • 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes is in the bottom two-thirds of the country.
    • 51.6% field goal percentage is 2nd in the country.
    • 1.19 points per scoring attempt is 2nd in the country.
  • Marquette – Clean Offense
    • 14.9% turnover rate is 9th in the country.
    • 1.42 assist to turnover ratio is 7th in the country.
    • 6.8% opponent steal rate is 2nd in the country.
  • Minnesota – Easy Does It
    • 72.0 possessions per 40 minutes is in bottom 60% of the country.
    • 55.9 opponent points per game is 24th in the country.
    • 18.1% points from three-point range is the 21st lowest in the country.
  • Texas – Clean Defense
    • 37.8% opponent two-point field goal percentage is 23rd in the country.
    • 0.88 opponent points per scoring attempt is 38th in the country.
  • Gonzaga – Win The Turnover Battle
    • 0.62 opponent assist to turnover ratio is 48th in the country.
    • 14.8% steal rate is 28th in the country.
  • Kentucky – Turnover Margin Is Key
    • 28.9% opponent turnover rate is 1st in the country.
    • 16.8% steal rate is 4th in the country.
    • 15.4% turnover rate is 15th in the country.
  • Michigan State – Team Effort
    • Five players…
    • Averaging 8.9 or more points per game
    • Averaging 2.2 or more assists per game
    • Averaging 4.4 or more rebounds per game
  • Iowa State – One Woman Wrecking Crew
    • Bridget Carleton is one of the nation’s top players…
      • 19.6 points per game is in the top 1% of the country.
      • 8.5 rebounds per game is in the top 3% of the country.
      • 4.3 assists per game is in the top 4% of the country.
      • 2.1 steals per game is in the top 4% of the country.
      • 1.5 blocks per game is in the top 3% of the country.
  • Miami (Fla.) – Sharing is Caring
    • 17.4 assists per game is 23rd in the country.
    • 1.16 assist to turnover ratio is 29th in the country.
  • Drake – Everybody Eats
    • 21.8 assists per game is 3rd in the country.
    • 76.7% assisted shot rate is 1st in the country.
    • Five players in top 16% in assists per game.
  • California – Rebounding Power
    • 55.6% total rebounding rate is 27th in the country.
    • 73.4% defensive rebounding rate is 21st in the country.
  • DePaul – Let It Fly
    • 43.3% of points are from three which is 5th most in the country.
    • 46.2% of shots are from three which is 3rd in the country.
  • Indiana – High Efficiency
    • Three players averaging 12.0 points per game.
    • Three players in the top 10% of points per scoring attempt nationally.

Voting Panel

  • Mel Greenberg
  • Joan Bonvicini
  • Prentice Beverly
  • Brenda VanLengen
  • Charles Hallman
  • Rhiannon Potkey
  • Kristopher Gardner
  • Jenn Hatfield (for Her Hoop Stats)
  • Cindy Brunson
  • Kevin Danna
  • Jasmine Baker
  • Ben Parker
  • Viet Nguyen
  • Michael Roberson
  • Lisa Bodine
  • LaChina Robinson
  • Cheryl Coward

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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