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South Dakota enters the Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed NCAA DI Top 25 Poll; Louisville moves up to No. 2

Published on December 18, 2018

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Stanford upset Baylor to re-enter the top ten while the Bears fell three places

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With several upsets in the past week, a few top ten teams saw movement in the SportTours International/Hoopfeed Poll. UConn remained at the top while Louisville with an 11-0 record scooted past Notre Dame into the No. 2 spot.

Mississippi State also remains a stalwart in the top five, moving up a place to No. 4.

After getting beat on the road by Stanford on Saturday, Baylor fell three places to No. 6. For their efforts, the Cardinal advanced three places to re-enter the top ten at No. 8.

Last week’s No. 7 team, Oregon State saw a decline of four spots. The Beavers suffered a loss late Saturday night in Hawaii at the hands of then-unranked Texas A&M. After taking down Oregon State, the Aggies re-entered the poll at No. 23.

South Dakota appears in the poll for the first time this season after adding to last week’s upsets. The Coyotes beat previously-ranked Missouri on the Tigers’ court. The win marked the first time that South Dakota beat a ranked team on the road. Missouri fell out of the top 25.

South Carolina also took a tumble landing out of the rankings for the first time this season. The Gamecocks struggled to put away unranked Purdue in a game that went into overtime on Sunday.

  • Teams receiving votes: South Carolina, Drake, Missouri, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Utah, Indiana, West Virginia, Iowa State.
  • Dropped out: South Carolina, Missouri.

Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed NCAA DI Top 25 Poll for Dec. 18, 2018

Rank School Points Record Last  Change
1 UConn 425 9-0 1 0
2 Louisville 410 11-0 4 2
3 Notre Dame 401 9-1 2 -1
4 Mississippi State 380 10-0 5 1
5 Maryland 336 10-0 6 1
6 Baylor 321 8-1 3 -3
7 Oregon 318 8-1 8 1
8 Stanford 311 7-1 11 3
9 Tennessee 303 8-0 9 0
10 NC State 260 11-0 10 0
11 Oregon State 243 8-2 7 -4
12 Minnesota 224 10-0 13 1
13 California 214 9-0 12 -1
14 Texas 213 8-2 15 1
15 Syracuse 193 9-2 14 -1
16 Arizona State 156 8-2 16 0
17 Iowa 153 8-2 17 0
18 Kentucky 134 10-1 18 0
19 Marquette 125 8-2 19 0
20 DePaul 109 7-3 20 0
21 Gonzaga 78 10-1 21 0
22 Michigan State 74 9-1 22 0
23 Texas A&M 47 8-2 NR N/A
24 Miami 23 9-2 25 1
25 South Dakota 14 10-1 NR N/A

The STI/Hoopfeed Poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of media members and other women’s basketball professionals. Total points are based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th.

This week’s AP Poll || USA Today Coaches Poll

The Her Hoop Stats Statistical Breakdown

The Her Hoop Stats staff provides some interesting statistical insight on teams in the top 25 and programs received votes in the poll.
Glossary

UConn  – Suffocating Defense

  • 0.78 opponent points per scoring attempt is 1st in the country.
  • 31.9% opponent field goal percentage is 6th in the country.
  • 34.9 net points per game is 2nd in the country.

Mississippi State – Dominance

  • 41.8 average margin of victory is 1st in the country
  • 51.2% offensive rebounding rate is 1st in the country
  • 8.0 blocks per game is 1st in the country

Louisville – Steady Offense

  • 51.0% field goal percentage is 5th in the country.
  • 1.21 points per scoring attempt is 5th in the country.

Notre Dame – Efficient Scoring

  • 88.4 points per game is 3rd in the country.
  • 49.6% field goal percentage is 9th in the country.

Oregon – No Free Points

  • 1.82 assist to turnover ratio is 2nd in the country.
  • 10.9% opponent free throw rate is 7th in the country.

Baylor – All Around Dominance

  • 53.4% field goal percentage is 1st in the country.
  • 77.5% defensive rebounding rate is 2nd in the country.
  • 19.7% block rate is 1st in the country.

Maryland – Share The Wealth

  • 19.4 assists per game is 13th in the country.
  • Four players in double-digit scoring.
  • Two players in top 10% for points per scoring attempt.

Stanford – Paint Presence

  • 35.6% opponent two-point shooting percentage is 15th in the country.
  • 14.7% block rate is 9th in the country.
  • 20.6% opponent offensive rebounding rate is 1st in the country.

Tennessee – Generating Extra Chances

  • 12.0 steals per game is 13th in the country.
  • 43.8% offensive rebounding rate is 10th in the country.

Oregon State – Team Ball

  • 19.5 assists per game is 11th in the country.
  • 1.34 assist to turnover ratio is 13th in the country.

NC State – Protect The Ball

  • 2.1 opponent steal rate and block rate are top 80 in the country.
  • 1.23 assist to turnover ratio is 21st in the country.

Minnesota – Easy Does It

  • 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes is in bottom 50% of the country.
  • 51.3 opponent points per game is 7th in the country.
  • 19.9% points from three-point range is the 37th lowest in the country.

Syracuse – Solid Play, Tough Opponents

  • Games against top teams like Oregon (L, 75-73), Texas A&M (W, 75-65) ,
  • and Minnesota mean stats don’t look as impressive.
  • Held Oregon to season low 75 points.

DePaul – Let It Fly

  • 45.9% of points are from three which is 4th most in the country.
  • 47.4% of shots are from three which is 4th in the country.

Iowa – High Scoring, But Deliberate

  • 84.2 points per game is 11th in the country.
  • 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes is in the bottom two-thirds of the country.
  • 52.3% field goal percentage is 2nd in the country.
  • 1.22 points per scoring attempt is 2nd in the country.

Drake – Everybody Eats

  • 21.6 assists per game is 4th in the country.
  • 76.6% assisted shot rate is 2nd in the country.
  • Five players in top 13% in assists per game.

Texas – Clean Defense

  • 34.1% opponent field goal percentage is 21st in the country.
  • 0.83 opponent points per scoring attempt is 20th in the country.

Marquette – Clean Offense

  • 15.3% turnover rate is 20th in the country.
  • 1.38 assist to turnover ratio is 10th in the country.
  • 5.9% opponent steal rate is 1st in the country.

Kentucky – Turnover Margin Is Key

  • 28.8% opponent turnover rate is 1st in the country.
  • 17.2% steal rate is 5th in the country.
  • 15.1% turnover rate is 18th in the country.

South Dakota – Take What’s Given

Top 30 in…

  • Free throw percentage, 80.1%
  • Defensive rebounding rate, 75.3%
  • Steals per game, 5.6.

California – Rebounding Power

  • 56.2% total rebounding rate is 25th in the country.
  • 72.7% defensive rebounding rate is 38th  in the country.

Michigan State – Team Effort

Five players…

  • Averaging 10.1 or more points per game
  • Averaging 2.1 or more assists per game
  • Averaging 4.2 or more rebounds per game

Gonzaga – Win The Turnover Battle

  • 0.63 opponent assist to turnovers ratio is 73rd in the country.
  • 13.8% steal rate is 52nd in the country.

Texas A&M – Disrupt

  • 44.4% opponent assisted shot rate is 16th in the country.
  • 0.57 opponent assist to turnover rate is 36th in the country.

Arizona State – Role Players

  • Scorer – Kianna Ibis is averaging 11.9 points per game, which
  • is in the top 33% of the country.
  • Passer – Reili Richardson is averaging 5.5 assists per game, which
  • is in the top 2% of the country.
  • Rebounder – Carnea Johnson-Chapman is averaging 6.9 rebounds per game, which
  • is in the top 8% of the country.
  • Facilitator – Jamie Ruden’s usage rate of 34.3% is in the top 1% of the country.
  • Dead-Eye – Sophia Elenga’s points per scoring attempt of 1.28 is in the top 5% in the country.

South Carolina – Limit Scoring Chances

  • 6.9 blocks per game is 3rd in the country.

Missouri – Stop-Ball Defense

  • 7.1 opponent assists per game is 1st in the country.

Voting Panel

  • Mel Greenberg
  • Joan Bonvicini
  • Prentice Beverly
  • Brenda VanLengen
  • Charles Hallman
  • Rhiannon Potkey
  • Kristopher Gardner
  • Jenn Hatfield (for Her Hoop Stats)
  • Cindy Brunson
  • Kevin Danna
  • Jacob Rayburn
  • Jasmine Baker
  • Ben Parker
  • Viet Nguyen
  • Michael Roberson
  • Lisa Bodine
  • LaChina Robinson
  • Ari Chambers
  • Cheryl Coward

This post is part of the thread: 2018-19 College Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


 

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