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USA Today Coaches Poll for Dec. 15, 2015: Iowa falls to No. 24, DePaul rises to No. 15, Syracuse drops out

Published on December 15, 2015

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  • Iowa fell five spots to No. 24. The Hawkeyes lost to in-state rival Iowa State on Friday, 69-66.
  • No. 14 Stanford and No. 18 Texas A&M fell two spots.
  • No. 10 Florida State and No. 16 Tennessee each fell one place.
  • DePaul moved up two spots to No. 15.
  • Schools that moved up one place: No. 9 Mississippi State, No. 12 Ohio State, No. 13 Northwestern, No. 17 Oklahoma, No. 19 South Florida, No. 20 Cal, No. 21 Miami, No. 22 Michigan State and No. 23 Arizona State.
  • Seton Hall re-entered the poll at No. 25.
  • Last week’s No. 25 Syracuse dropped out of the poll.
  • There was no change in the top 8. UConn continues its season reign at No. 1, received unanimous first place votes again.
  • This week’s Associated Press Poll
RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Connecticut 8-0 800 32 1 0 1/1
2 South Carolina 9-0 763 0 2 0 2/2
3 Notre Dame 9-1 725 0 3 0 3/3
4 Baylor 10-0 704 0 4 0 4/5
5 Maryland 10-0 676 0 5 0 5/6
6 Texas 8-0 643 0 6 0 6/11
7 Oregon St. 7-0 600 0 7 0 7/9
8 Kentucky 9-0 560 0 8 0 8/17
9 Mississippi St. 7-1 479 0 10 1 9/13
10 Florida St. 7-2 475 0 9 -1 7/14
11 Duke 8-2 456 0 11 0 9/13
12 Ohio St. 6-3 434 0 13 1 10/14
13 Northwestern 9-0 412 0 14 1 14/24
14 Stanford 6-2 393 0 12 -2 10/16
15 DePaul 7-3 324 0 17 2 17/22
16 Tennessee 7-2 320 0 15 -1 4/15
17 Oklahoma 9-1 276 0 18 1 18/24
18 Texas A&M 7-3 243 0 16 -2 9/16
19 South Florida 6-2 214 0 20 1 17/23
20 California 7-2 165 0 21 1 15/NR
21 Miami-Florida 10-0 138 0 22 1 22/NR
22 Michigan St 7-2 101 0 23 1 20/NR
23 Arizona State 6-3 92 0 24 1 15/24
24 Iowa 8-2 79 0 19 -5 19/24
25 Seton Hall 9-1 60 0 26 1 21/NR

*Hi/Low Rankings, 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.

Dropped Out: No. 25 Syracuse.

Others Receiving Votes: Princeton 51; UCLA 50; Missouri 28; Georgia 27; St. John?s 21; Florida 20; Oregon 14; Syracuse 13; Nebraska 8; Oklahoma State 6; George Washington 6; Virginia Tech 6; Southern California 5; Washington 4; Dayton 3; Army 2; Brigham Young 2; Auburn 1; Albany 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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