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USA Today Coaches Poll for Nov. 17, 2015: UNC drops out, Cal enters at No. 21

Published on November 17, 2015

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  • After two losses to unranked teams over opening weekend, previous No. 20 North Carolina fell out of the USA Today Coaches poll.
  • In the biggest rise, Cal jumped into the rankings after claiming two road victories including a win over previous No. 8. Louisville. The Cardinals fell to No. 16 in the biggest drop. The Golden Bears received 28 votes in the preseason coaches poll. Cal entered the Associated Press poll yesterday at the same spot.
  • Kentucky rose four spots to No. 13 after defeating previous No. 15 Arizona State. The Sun Devils fell three spots to No. 18.
  • Florida State drop seven places to No. 14 after suffering a shocking defeat last night at Florida.
  • Oklahoma fell six spots, from No. 18 to a tie for No. 24 with Princeton after getting defeated at home by North Texas Monday night.
  • UConn remained the unanimous No. 1.

 

Rank School (record) Points Last week’s rank First-place votes Change
1 Connecticut (1-0) 800 1 32 0
2 South Carolina (2-0) 758 2 0 0
3 Notre Dame (1-0) 738 3 0 0
4 Baylor (2-0) 674 5 0 1
5 Tennessee (1-0) 670 4 0 -1
6 Maryland (1-0) 629 6 0 0
7 Oregon State (2-0) 577 9 0 2
8 Texas (1-0) 560 11 0 3
9 Duke (2-0) 478 12 0 3
10 Stanford (2-0) 471 14 0 4
11 Mississippi State (1-0) 425 13 0 2
12 Texas A&M (2-0) 395 16 0 4
13 Kentucky (2-0) 393 17 0 4
T14 Florida State (0-1) 370 7 0 -7
T14 Ohio State (0-2) 370 10 0 -4
16 Louisville (0-1) 334 8 0 -8
17 South Florida (2-0) 274 19 0 2
18 Arizona State (0-1) 227 15 0 -3
19 DePaul (2-0) 196 22 0 3
20 George Washington (1-0) 182 21 0 1
21 California (2-0) 165 not ranked 0 13
22 Northwestern (1-0) 131 24 0 2
23 Iowa (2-0) 103 23 0 0
T24 Princeton (2-0) 82 25 0 1
T24 Oklahoma (1-1) 82 18 0 -6

Dropped out: No. 20 North Carolina (0-2).

Others receiving votes: Michigan State (1-0) 63; Seton Hall (2-0) 40; Florida Gulf Coast (1-0) 27; Chattanooga (2-0) 24; Syracuse (1-0) 24; Nebraska (2-0) 23; Dayton (1-0) 22; Florida (1-1) 20; UCLA (1-0) 19; Virginia (2-0) 11; Miami (Fla.) (2-0) 6; Gonzaga (1-1) 5; James Madison (1-0) 5; Villanova (1-1) 5; Wisconsin-Green Bay (1-0) 5; St. John‘s (1-1) 4; North Carolina (0-2) 3; North Carolina State (2-0) 3; Oregon (1-0) 2; Pittsburgh (2-0) 2; Albany (1-0) 1; Arkansas State (1-0) 1; Brigham Young (0-0) 1.

The USA Today Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 32 head coaches a Division I institutions. All are members of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The board 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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