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USA Today Coaches Poll for Dec. 8, 2015: Tennessee falls to No. 15, FSU rises to No. 9, Miami enters at No. 22

Published on December 1, 2015

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  • Miami entered the poll at No. 22.
  • Florida State had the biggest rise, landing in the top ten at No. 9 after moving up five spots. Iowa also moved up five spots to No. 19. Oklahoma rose four spots to No. 18.
  • Tennessee dropped the most, falling to No. 15 after falling seven spots. No. 16 Texas A&M and No. 24 Arizona State dropped five spots each. Cal fell four sports to No. 21. Michigan State fell three sports to No. 23.
  • In the top ten, UConn remained the unanimous No. 1. There were no changes among the top seven teams. Kentucky rose two spots to No. 8. Mississippi State fell one spot to No. 10.
  • Seton Hall dropped out of the  top 25.
  • This week’s Associated Press Poll
Rank School (record) Points Last week’s rank First-place votes
Rank School (record) Points Last week’s rank First-place votes
1 Connecticut (6-0) 800 1 32
2 South Carolina (8-0) 765 2 0
3 Notre Dame (7-1) 717 3 0
4 Baylor (9-0) 710 4 0
5 Maryland (8-0) 678 5 0
6 Texas (7-0) 639 6 0
7 Oregon State (6-0) 600 7 0
8 Kentucky (7-0) 538 10 0
9 Florida State (7-1) 498 14 0
10 Mississippi State (6-1) 482 9 0
11 Duke (7-2) 413 13 0
12 Stanford (6-1) 408 15 0
13 Ohio State (5-3) 407 12 0
14 Northwestern (8-0) 390 16 0
15 Tennessee (6-2) 381 8 0
16 Texas A&M (7-2) 344 11 0
17 DePaul (6-2) 265 18 0
18 Oklahoma (7-1) 241 22 0
19 Iowa (8-1) 171 24 0
20 South Florida (5-2) 156 23 0
21 California (6-2) 145 17 0
22 Miami (Fla.) (10-0) 118 not ranked 0
23 Michigan State (5-2) 98 20 0
24 Arizona State (4-3) 78 19 0
25 Syracuse (5-2) 64 25 0

Dropped out: No. 21 Seton Hall (7-1).

Others receiving votes: Seton Hall (7-1) 55; Princeton (6-1) 41; UCLA (4-2) 39; Nebraska (6-1) 26; Missouri (9-0) 22; St. John’s (6-1) 20; Dayton (6-2) 19; Oregon (7-0) 16; Georgia (8-1) 13; Florida (7-1) 8; Oklahoma State (7-0) 8; George Washington (6-3) 6; Virginia Tech (7-1) 6; Auburn (6-1) 4; Washington (6-2) 4; Boston College (6-1) 3; Idaho (7-1) 2; Army (6-1) 1; Brigham Young (6-3) 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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