• October 15, 2021

2015-16 USA Today Coaches’ Preseason Poll, UConn unanimous choice for No. 1

The poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of head coaches at Division I schools. The panel is chosen by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The members represent each of the 32 Division I conferences that receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Records from 2014-15 are in parentheses. Total points are based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES
1 Connecticut 38-1 800 32
2 South Carolina 34-3 757 0
3 Notre Dame 36-3 719 0
4 Tennessee 30-6 689 0
5 Baylor 33-4 666 0
6 Maryland 34-3 620 0
7 Florida St. 32-5 542 0
8 Louisville 27-7 528 0
9 Oregon St. 27-5 460 0
10 Ohio St. 24-11 435 0
11 Texas 24-11 429 0
12 Duke 23-11 388 0
13 Mississippi St. 27-7 385 0
14 Stanford 26-10 382 0
15 Arizona St. 29-6 377 0
16 Texas A&M 23-10 304 0
17 Kentucky 24-10 303 0
18 Oklahoma 21-12 210 0
19 South Florida 27-8 183 0
20 North Carolina 26-9 143 0
21 George Washington 29-4 109 0
22 DePaul 27-8 106 0
23 Iowa 26-8 101 0
24 Northwestern 23-9 98 0
25 Princeton 31-1 84 0

Others Receiving Votes
Michigan State 79; Dayton 76; Florida Gulf Coast 68; Gonzaga 63; Rutgers 44; Syracuse 42; Chattanooga 41; St. John?s 33; California 28; UCLA 22; Iowa State 17; LSU 17; Miami (Fla.) 11; Nebraska 9; Seton Hall 8; Middle Tennessee 6; Washington 4; West Virginia 3; Virginia 2; Villanova 2; Arkansas-Little Rock 2; Arkansas State 1; Brigham Young 1; Albany 1; James Madison 1; Wisconsin-Green Bay 1.

List of Voters
For the 2015-16 season: Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, Albany; Zenarae Antoine, Texas State; Lynn Bria, Stetson; Joan Bonvicini, Seattle; Dawn Brown, Prairie View A&M; Jamie Craighead, San Jose State; Kristy Curry, Alabama; Denise Dillon, Drexel; Brooks Donald-Williams, McNeese State; Oties Epps, Evansville; Brittney Ezell, East Tennessee State; Jason Flowers, Cal-State Northridge; Susan Robinson Fruchtl, Providence; Stephanie Gaitley, Fordham; LeDawn Gibson, Florida A&M; Joe Haigh, Saint Francis (Pa.); Quentin Hillsman, Syracuse; Ali Jaques, Siena; Jeff Judkins, Brigham Young; Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick, North Carolina-Asheville; Kelly Lewis-Jay, Florida Atlantic; Jim Littell, Oklahoma State; Dave Magarity, Army; David Midlick, Austin Peay; Regina Miller, Illinois-Chicago; Mike Neighbors, Washington; Rhonda Rompola, Southern Methodist; Brady Sallee, Ball State; Wendy Schuller, Eastern Washington; Dayna Smith, Cornell; Coquese Washington, Penn State; Amy Williams, South Dakota.

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  • As a true lover of Louisville basketball, I predict that, by the end of the season, Louisville will be ranked higher than 8th. Ialso follow Kentucky women's basketball and proud of both teams.

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