USA Today Coaches Poll for Dec. 22, 2015: Texas A&M moves up four spots, DePaul drops eight spots
- Texas A&M moves up four spots to No. 14. Stanford moved up three spots to No. 11.
- DePaul had the biggest drop, eight spots to No. 23. The Blue Demons fell to crosstown rival Loyola Chicago on Monday.
- No. 7 Kentucky and No. 8 Mississippi State moved up one spot each.
- No. 13 FSU dropped three spots after losing to No. 21 Arizona State on Monday.
- Oregon State fell two spots to No. 9. The Beavers lost to Tennessee on Saturday. The Lady Vols remained at No. 16.
- Other teams that fell two spots: No. 15 Northwestern and No. 19 Oklahoma.
- There were no changes in the top six, UConn remained at the top with all of the first place votes.
- No teams fell out of the poll.
- This week’s Associated Press Poll
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Hi/Low = The highest and lowest ranking each team has held during the designated season. Any team that starts the season unranked and/or falls out of the top 25 during the season will reflect a “NR” (not ranked) designation as its lowest rank.
Others Receiving Votes: UCLA 51; Missouri 41; Georgia 40; Florida 33; Oregon 20; Syracuse 13; Virginia Tech 12; St. John’s 8; Nebraska 8; Princeton 7; Southern California 7; Duquesne 3; Dayton 2; Army 1; Brigham Young 1; Tulane 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.