Friday, June 18th, 2021

Final USA Today Coaches Poll for the 2015-16 Season

Published on April 6, 2016
 
Rank Team Record Points 1st Place
Votes
Previous Change Hi/Low
1 Connecticut 38-0 800 32 1 0 1/1
2 Oregon St. 32-5 718 0 6 4 6/12
3 Syracuse 30-8 713 0 15 12 15/NR
4 Baylor 36-2 680 0 4 0 4/7
5 South Carolina 33-2 666 0 2 -3 2/2
6 Notre Dame 33-2 662 0 3 -3 3/3
7 Texas 31-5 599 0 7 0 4/11
8 Washington 26-11 536 0 NR 0
9 Maryland 31-4 493 0 5 -4 5/8
10 Ohio State 26-8 463 0 9 -1 5/14
11 Stanford 27-8 455 0 16 5 10/16
12 Florida St. 25-8 441 0 10 -2 7/15
13 UCLA 26-9 391 0 12 -1 12/NR
14 Louisville 26-7 377 0 8 -6 6/NR
15 Kentucky 25-8 357 0 13 -2 7/18
16 Arizona St. 26-7 324 0 11 -5 9/24
17 DePaul 27-9 298 0 21 4 15/25
18 Mississippi St. 28-8 297 0 14 -4 6/16
19 Tennessee 22-14 193 0 NR 0 4/NR
20 Texas A&M 22-10 191 0 18 -2 9/18
21 Michigan St. 25-9 186 0 17 -4 14/NR
22 South Florida 24-10 180 0 20 -2 15/23
23 Oklahoma 22-11 77 0 23 0 17/24
24 Miami (FL) 24-9 71 0 19 -5 16/NR
25 West Virginia 25-10 55 0 25 0 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

Colorado State 42; Duquesne 37; Albany 25; South Dakota 12; South Dakota State 12; Florida 11; St. John’s 10; Western Kentucky 6; Wisconsin-Green Bay 5; Florida Gulf Coast 5; Auburn 5; Georgia 4; George Washington 2; Indiana 1.

List of Voters

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 AM; 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 AM; 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.


 

Readers Comments (2)

  1. Levoy Hemphill says:

    If you ask me, the teams that made the elite eight should all occupy the top eight spots in the polls, ie I don’t care what your season looked like you should not finish ahead of the team that eliminated you from the tournament.

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