• December 7, 2021

USA Today Coaches Poll for Feb. 23: Colorado State and BYU enter poll

Notes

  • Colorado State entered the poll at No. 25. The team also entered the AP poll this week. The Rams have not been ranked since 2002.
  • BYU also entered the poll, landing at No. 22. The Cougars are 1st in the WCC and on a 15-game winning streak. Last week after defeating San Diego, BYU clinched the WCC regular season title.
  • Missouri re-entered the poll at No. 24.
  • No. 12 Florida State and No. 16 Mississippi State fell three places each.
  • UConn remained the unanimous No. 1 and there were no changes in the top six.
  • Oregon State moved up one place to No. 7 and Arizona State entered the top ten at No. 9.
  • Duquesne, Oklahoma State and Florida dropped out.
  • This week’s Associated Press Poll

USA Today Coaches Poll for Feb. 23, 2016

Rank Team Record Points 1st Place Votes Prev Change Hi/Low
1 Connecticut 26-0 800 32 1 0 1/1
2 South Carolina 26-1 756 0 2 0 2/2
3 Notre Dame 26-1 748 0 3 0 3/3
4 Baylor 28-1 704 0 4 0 4/7
5 Ohio St. 23-4 664 0 5 0 5/14
6 Maryland 25-3 625 0 6 0 5/8
7 Oregon St. 24-3 594 0 8 1 7/12
8 Texas 24-2 588 0 7 -1 4/11
9 Arizona State 24-4 541 0 10 1 9/24
10 Louisville 22-6 503 0 11 1 8/NR
11 Texas A&M 20-7 461 0 12 1 9/18
12 Florida St. 21-6 433 0 9 -3 7/15
13 Stanford 22-6 390 0 15 2 10/16
14 Kentucky 19-6 374 0 16 2 7/18
15 UCLA 20-7 335 0 14 -1 14/NR
16 Mississippi St. 22-6 319 0 13 -3 6/13
17 Miami-Florida 22-5 291 0 17 0 16/NR
18 Syracuse 22-6 275 0 18 0 18/NR
19 DePaul 23-7 229 0 19 0 15/25
20 South Florida 19-7 184 0 20 0 15/23
21 Michigan St 20-7 159 0 22 1 14/NR
22 Brigham Young 23-4 84 0 26 4
23 Oklahoma 18-9 71 0 21 -2 17/24
24 Missouri 21-6 55 0 27 3 21/NR
25 Colorado St. 24-1 36 0 31 6

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. 23 Duquesne, No. 24 Oklahoma State, No. 25 Florida.

Others Receiving Votes: Duquesne 27; Oklahoma State 24; Texas-El Paso 24; Florida 21; Wisconsin-Green Bay 20; St. John?s 11; Seton Hall 11; West Virginia 11; Florida Gulf Coast 7; Auburn 7; Georgia 6; Albany 5; North Carolina State 3; Western Kentucky 3; Arkansas State 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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