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USA Today Coaches Poll for March 8: BYU re-enters poll, Oregon State moves up to No. 6

  • Brigham Young re-entered the poll at No. 24. The Cougars advanced to the final of the West Coast Conference tournament after defeating Santa Clara. They face San Francisco in the title game today.
  • There were no changes in the top 5: UConn, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Baylor and Maryland.
  • Newly crowned Pac-12 tournament champion Oregon State moved up two places to No. 6.
  • Other teams that moved up two places include No. 12 UCLA, No. 14 Mississippi State, No. 15 Syracuse, No. 17 Michigan State and No. 19 Miami (FL).
    Louisville dropped two spots to No. 8.
  • Stanford fell four places to No. 16. The Cardinal lost their first game of the Pac-12 tournament last Friday, a defeat at the hands of Washington.
  • No. 18 Texas A&M and No. 21 DePaul fell three places each. DePaul lost in the semifinals of the Big East tournament to St. John’s on Monday.
  • Last week’s No. 25 Texas-El Paso dropped out of the poll
  • This week’s Associated Press Poll

USA Today Coaches Poll for March 8, 2016

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Connecticut 32-0 800 32 1 0 1/1
2 South Carolina 31-1 756 0 2 0 2/2
3 Notre Dame 31-1 745 0 3 0 3/3
4 Baylor 33-1 706 0 4 0 4/7
5 Maryland 30-3 672 0 5 0 5/8
6 Oregon St. 28-4 628 0 8 2 7/12
7 Texas 28-4 603 0 7 0 4/11
8 Louisville 25-7 563 0 6 -2 6/NR
9 Ohio St. 24-7 493 0 9 0 5/14
10 Florida St. 23-7 437 0 10 0 7/15
11 Arizona State 25-6 428 0 11 0 9/24
12 UCLA 24-8 420 0 14 2 14/NR
13 Kentucky 23-7 415 0 13 0 7/18
14 Mississippi St. 26-7 388 0 16 2 6/16
15 Syracuse 25-7 364 0 17 2 17/NR
16 Stanford 24-7 345 0 12 -4 10/16
17 Michigan St 24-8 300 0 19 2 14/NR
18 Texas A&M 21-9 297 0 15 -3 9/18
19 Miami-Florida 24-8 226 0 21 2 16/NR
20 South Florida 23-9 221 0 20 0 15/23
21 DePaul 25-8 173 0 18 -3 15/25
22 Colorado St. 28-1 109 0 23 1 23/NR
23 Oklahoma 21-10 100 0 22 -1 17/24
24 Brigham Young 26-5 48 0 27 3 22/NR
25 Florida 22-8 41 0 24 -1 19/NR

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.

Schools Dropped Out: No. 25 Texas-El Paso.

Others Receiving Votes: West Virginia 36; Florida Gulf Coast 14; St. John’s 14; Texas-El Paso 10; George Washington 8; Wisconsin-Green Bay 8; Albany 7; Seton Hall 6; Duquesne 5; Western Kentucky 4; James Madison 3; North Carolina State 3; Chattanooga 2; Duke 1; Villanova 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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