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USA Today Coaches Poll for Jan. 5, 2016: Arizona State moves up seven spots, Duke falls four places

Notes

  • Arizona moved up seven spots to No. 14. The Sun Devils defeated two ranked Pac-12 foes over the weekend, Cal and Stanford.
  • Tennessee moved up five spots to No. 11. Ohio State climbed four spots to No. 5.
  • No. 21 UCLA moved up five spots, last night the Bruins defeated higher-ranked Oregon State. They also beat two previously undefeated teams last week, Pac-12 foes USC and Oregon.
  • No. 10 Texas A&M and No. 20 Seton Hall rose three spots each.
  • No. 7 Baylor and No. 8 Maryland dropped three spots each.
  • Teams that dropped two spots include No. 9 Kentucky, No. 12 Oregon State, No. 13 Stanford, No. 15 Florida State and No. 17 Northwestern.
  • No. 22 Michigan State and No. 25 Syracuse entered the poll while California and Miami (FL) dropped out.
  • There were no changes in the top three.
  • This week’s Associated Press Poll

USA Today Coaches Poll for Jan. 5, 2016

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1st PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Connecticut 11-0 800 32 1 0 1/1
2 South Carolina 13-0 768 0 2 0 2/2
3 Notre Dame 13-1 732 0 3 0 3/3
4 Texas 13-0 703 0 6 2 6/11
5 Ohio State 10-3 625 0 9 4 9/14
6 Mississippi State 14-1 621 0 8 2 8/13
7 Baylor 14-1 620 0 4 -3 4/5
8 Maryland 12-2 602 0 5 -3 5/6
9 Kentucky 11-1 516 0 7 -2 7/17
10 Texas A&M 11-3 500 0 13 3 9/18
11 Tennessee 10-3 426 0 16 5 4/16
12 Oregon State 10-3 417 0 10 -2 7/10
13 Stanford 11-3 363 0 11 -2 10/16
14 Arizona State 11-3 359 0 21 7 15/24
15 Florida State 10-4 288 0 13 -2 7/14
16 Duke 11-4 281 0 12 -4 9/13
17 Northwestern 12-2 235 0 15 -2 13/24
18 South Florida 8-3 233 0 17 -1 17/23
19 Oklahoma 10-3 205 0 19 0 17/24
20 Seton Hall 13-1 201 0 23 3 21/NR
21 UCLA 11-3 181 0 26 5
22 Michigan State 10-3 127 0 22 0 20/NR
23 Iowa 12-2 116 0 25 2 19/25
24 DePaul 10-5 110 0 24 0 15/24
25 Syracuse 11-3 92 0 31 6 25/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.

Others Receiving Votes: California 74; Miami (Fla.) 62; Missouri 40; Virginia Tech 33; Georgia 14; Duquesne 14; St. John?s 10; Princeton 9; Florida 8; Louisville 8; Auburn 6; Boston College 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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