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Marquette moves up to No. 9 in Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed NCAA DI Top 25 Poll; Utah enters at no. 21

Published on January 22, 2019

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Marquette swoops into top ten, Utah lands at No. 21

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While the top five teams in the Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed poll remain the same as last week with Notre Dame in the top spot, Marquette (16-3) moved into the top ten at No. 9. The Golden Eagles are on a seven-game wining streak with victories over Seton Hall and St. John’s last week.

The streak began at the onset of conference play so Marquette is undefeated in the Big East. Experience plays a big part in the team’s success. Senior guards Natisha Hiedeman, Allazia Blockton, Danielle King, and Amani Wilborn as well as senior forward Erika Davenport average double figures for the Golden Eagles.

Rutgers experienced the biggest leap in the poll landing at No. 14. The Scarlet Knights are riding a ten-game win streak, are undefeated in Big Ten play and survived an overtime contest against Purdue on Wednesday. Rutgers (15-3, 7-0 Big Ten) took down this week’s No. 23 team Michigan State 76-62 on Sunday behind a career-high 30 points from redshirt senior Stasha Carey.

Utah crashed into the poll at No. 21 after getting votes for most of the season. The Utes are a young team with dynamic freshman who have dominated the Pac-12’s Freshman of the Week honor this season. First-year players Dre’Una Edwards, Dru Gylten and Andrea Torres together account for seven of the eleven weekly honors handed out so far. The coming weekend will be a huge test for the Utes as they host California and Stanford. Tara VanDerveer,

No. 6 Stanford’s head coach celebrated 900 victories on the Cardinal bench on Sunday after her team beat Washington State. Stanford is undefeated in Pac-12 play and with the team’s depth, impressive defense and three-point shooting prowess, Utah youngsters will have a lot to handle against an experienced Cardinal squad.

After rising as high as No. 14 in the poll, Gonzaga fell five places. Unranked BYU beat the Zags 70-68 on Thursday.

Tennessee fell out of the poll as the Lady Vols are suffering their worst losing spell since 1970. With a five-game skid on their back, things are looking grim for Tennessee as they prepare to face No. 1 Notre Dame on Thursday.

  • Other teams that received votes (in order of points): DePaul, California, Missouri, Tennessee, Clemson, Purdue, BYU.
  • Teams that dropped out: Indiana, DePaul, Minnesota, Tennessee.

Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed NCAA DI Top 25 Poll for Jan. 22, 2019

Rank School Record Last Change
1 Notre Dame 18-1 1 0
2 Baylor 15-1 3 1
3 UConn 16-1 2 -1
4 Louisville 17-1 4 0
5 Oregon 17-1 5 0
6 Stanford 16-1 6 0
7 Mississippi State 17-1 7 0
8 NC State 18-0 8 0
9 Marquette 16-3 13 4
10 Oregon State 15-3 10 0
11 Maryland 16-2 9 -2
12 Texas 15-3 12 0
13 Syracuse 15-3 11 -2
14 Rutgers 15-3 20 6
15 Iowa 14-4 19 4
16 Arizona State 13-5 17 1
17 Kentucky 16-3 16 -1
18 South Carolina 12-5 15 -3
19 Gonzaga 17-2 14 -5
20 Iowa State 14-4 18 -2
21 Utah 16-4 NR
22 Florida State 16-2 NR
23 Michigan State 13-5 22 -1
24 Texas A&M 14-4 NR
25 Drake 13-4 NR

The STI/Hoopfeed Poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of media members and other women’s basketball professionals. 

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

  • Notre DameEfficient Scoring
    • 87.8 points per game is 3rd in the country.
    • 51.7% field goal percentage is 2nd in the country.
  • OregonNo Free Points
    • 1.74 assist to turnover ratio is 2nd in the country.
    • 11.4% opponent free throw rate is 6th in the country.
  • UConn  – Suffocating Defense
    • 0.80 opponent points per scoring attempt is 3rd in the country.
    • 33.6% opponent field goal percentage is 6th in the country.
    • 27.4 net points per game is 3rd in the country.
  • StanfordPaint Presence
    • 37.7% opponent two-point shooting percentage is 14th in the country.
    • 13.0% block rate is 21st in the country.
    • 27.0% opponent offensive rebounding rate is 26th in the country.
  • BaylorAll Around Dominance
    • 51.5% field goal percentage is 3rd in the country.
    • 76.8% defensive rebounding rate is 2nd in the country.
    • 22.4% block rate is 1st in the country.
  • LouisvilleSteady Offense
    • 48.8% field goal percentage is 8th in the country.
    • 1.16 points per scoring attempt is 5th in the country.
  • Mississippi StateDominance
    • 33.6 average margin of victory is 1st in the country.
    • 52.7% offensive rebounding rate is 1st in the country.
    • 6.7 blocks per game is 4th in the country.
  • NC StateProtect The Ball
    • Opponent steal rate and block rate are top 55 in the country.
    • 1.16 assist to turnover ratio is 28th in the country.
  • MarquetteClean Offense
    • 14.4% turnover rate is 6th in the country.
    • 1.44 assist to turnover ratio is 6th in the country.
    • 6.3% opponent steal rate is 1st in the country.
  • Oregon StateTeam Ball
    • 18.6 assists per game is 11th in the country.
    • 1.37 assist to turnover ratio is 8th in the country.
  • MarylandShare The Wealth
    • 17.6 assists per game is 19th in the country.
    • Three players averaging more than 12.5 points per game.
    • Three players in top 10% for points per scoring attempt.
  • IowaHigh Scoring, But Deliberate
    • 81.0 points per game is 14th in the country.
    • 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes is in the bottom two-thirds of the country.
    • 52.2% field goal percentage is 1st in the country.
  • SyracuseSolid Play, Tough Opponents
    • 75.3 Her Hoop Stats Defensive Rating is 9th in the country.
    • 34.9 overall Her Hoop Stats Rating is 13th in the country.
  • TexasClean Defense
    • 39.8% opponent two-point field goal percentage is 42nd in the country.
    • 13.8% opponent free throw rate is 48th in the country.
  • GonzagaWin The Turnover Battle
    • 0.64 opponent assist to turnover ratio is 52nd in the country.
    • 14.4% steal rate is 26th in the country.
    • 16.8% turnover rate is 46th in the country.
  • Iowa StateOne Woman Wrecking Crew
    • Bridget Carleton is one of the nation’s top players…
      • 19.9 points per game is in the top 1% of the country.
      • 8.6 rebounds per game is in the top 3% of the country.
      • 4.5 assists per game is in the top 3% of the country.
      • 2.4 steals per game is in the top 2% of the country.
      • 1.4 blocks per game is in the top 4% of the country.
  • Michigan StateTeam Effort
    • Five players…
    • Averaging 9.9 or more points per game
    • Averaging 2.3 or more assists per game
    • Averaging 4.1 or more rebounds per game
  • DrakeEverybody Eats
    • 21.6 assists per game is 3rd in the country.
    • 75.2% assisted shot rate is 1st in the country.
    • Four players in top 10% in assists per game.
  • RutgersDefensive Juggernaut
    • 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes is 22nd lowest in the country.
    • 53.9 opponent points per game is 8th in the country.
    • HHS Defensive Rating is 14th in the country.
    • 15.4% block rate is 6th in the country.
  • KentuckyTurnover Margin Is Key
    • 27.9% opponent turnover rate is 1st in the country.
    • 16.2% steal rate is 6th in the country.
  • Arizona StateA Bit Of Everything
    • 41.7% assisted shot rate is 4th in the country.
    • 8.4% steal rate is 27th in the country.
    • 5.5% block rate is 20th in the country.
  • South CarolinaForce The Ball Inside
    • 20.8% opponent three-point rate is 6th in the country.
    • 20.9% of opponent’s points are from three which is 20th in the country.
  • Miami (Fla.)Sharing is Caring
    • 16.7 assists per game is 29th in the country.
    • 1.04 assist to turnover ratio is 56th in the country.
  • Florida StateProtect The Arc
    • 28.3% opponent shooting percentage is 50th in the country.
    • 60.8% of opponent’s points are from two which is 22nd in the country.
  • UtahSmart Basketball
    • 19.7% foul rate is 12th in the country.
    • 1.30 assist to turnover ratio is 14th 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
  • Jasmine Baker
  • Ben Parker
  • Viet Nguyen
  • Michael Roberson
  • Lisa Bodine
  • LaChina Robinson
  • Cheryl Coward

 

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