USA Today Coaches Poll for Jan. 12, 2016: Florida enters poll at No. 21, Northwestern falls seven places

Notes

  • Florida had the biggest rise, entering the poll at No. 21.
  • Duquesne also entered the top 25 landing in a tie for 25th place with DePaul. The Blue Devils dropped a spot to end up in a tie with Duquesne.
  • No. 20 Miami and No. 22 Louisville re-entered the poll.
  • Northwestern had the biggest drop, falling seven spots to No. 24.
  • There were no changes in the top ten and UConn help the top spots as it has all season.
  • No. 10 Oregon State rose two spots to re-enter the top 10.
  • No. 15 Tennessee fell four spots and No. 19 Duke fell three spots.
  • Schools that dropped out of the top 25 include Seton Hall, Iowa and Syracuse.
  • This week’s Associated Press Poll

USA Today Coaches Poll for Jan. 12, 2016

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Connecticut 14-0 800 32 1 0 1/1
2 South Carolina 15-0 768 0 2 0 2/2
3 Notre Dame 15-1 732 0 3 0 3/3
4 Texas 15-0 708 0 4 0 4/11
5 Ohio St. 12-3 655 0 5 0 5/14
6 Mississippi St. 16-1 625 0 6 0 6/13
7 Baylor 16-1 618 0 7 0 4/7
8 Maryland 14-2 587 0 8 0 5/8
9 Kentucky 13-1 528 0 9 0 7/17
10 Oregon St. 12-3 481 0 12 2 7/12
11 Texas A&M 12-4 454 0 10 -1 9/18
12 Stanford 13-3 436 0 13 1 10/16
13 Arizona State 13-3 419 0 14 1 14/24
14 Florida St. 12-4 370 0 15 1 7/15
15 Tennessee 11-4 322 0 11 -4 4/16
16 South Florida 10-4 278 0 18 2 17/23
17 Oklahoma 12-3 263 0 19 2 17/24
18 Michigan St 12-3 259 0 22 4 20/NR
19 Duke 12-5 175 0 16 -3 9/16
20 Miami (Florida) 15-2 150 0 27 7 20/NR
21 Florida 14-2 112 0 34 13
22 Louisville 12-5 96 0 34 12 8/NR
23 UCLA 11-4 93 0 21 -2 21/NR
24 Northwestern 12-4 81 0 17 -7 13/24
25 Duquesne 15-1 65 0 30 5
25 DePaul 12-6 65 0 24 -1 15/24

Dropped out: No. 20 Seton Hall (13-3), No. 23 Iowa (12-4), No. 25 Syracuse (12-4).*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.

Others Receiving Votes: St. John’s (13-3) 53; Syracuse (12-4) 49; Seton Hall (13-3) 48; Iowa (12-4) 29; Missouri (14-2) 28; Oklahoma State (12-3) 10; California (10-5) 9; Southern California (14-2) 7; North Carolina (12-6) 6; Wisconsin-Green Bay (13-2) 5; North Carolina State (12-5) 4; Georgia (12-4) 3; Virginia (12-5) 3; Virginia Tech (13-3) 3; George Washington (13-3) 2; South Dakota State (13-3) 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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