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After an exciting week, Louisville becomes No. 1 again in Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed NCAA DI Top 25 Poll

Published on February 5, 2019

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Louisville ascends back into the No. 1 spot

Photo: Louisville Athletics.

Photo: Louisville Athletics.

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After another week of exciting games and upsets, Louisville is back in the top spot in the Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed poll. While last week’s No. 1 Baylor, did not suffer any losses over the week, voters in the poll gave the Cardinals the No. 1 nod.

Louisville had a banner week, defeating this week’s No. 4 UConn on Thursday and followed up by routing Clemson on Saturday.

While Baylor won all its games, the Lady Bears had to fight off this week’s No. 15, Texas, in the last quarter Monday night. The Longhorns outscored Baylor 28-13 in the final period to get within five of their foe.

UConn’s loss to Louisville led to a drop in two places for the Huskies who also struggled to put away Cincinnati 65-55 on Saturday.

Maryland re-entered the top ten after beating Wisconsin and Illinois last week. The Terps are on a five-game winning streak.

North Carolina, a team that received votes in the poll, took down previously undefeated NC State 64-51 on Sunday. The Wolfpack was the only unbeaten team, women or men, heading into the matchup. The unranked Tar Heels beat Notre Dame a week earlier.

Stanford dropped out of the top ten after splitting its season series with California. The unranked Golden Bears beat the Cardinal with a narrow 81-80 victory Thursday night. However, Stanford recovered to dominate Cal on Saturday, 75-50.

Utah’s hot streak cooled off as the Utes incurred two straight road losses against the Pac-12’s Oregon schools. As a result, Utah fell three places to No. 17.

Rutgers also experienced some bad luck last week, getting topped by unranked Minnesota on the road, 60-46.

  • Other teams that received votes: Drake, South Dakota, Rice, North Carolina, California, Missouri State
  • Dropped out: Drake

Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed NCAA DI Top 25 Poll for Feb. 5, 2019

Rank School Record Points Last Change
1 Louisville 21-1 361 3 2
2 Baylor 20-1 347 1 -1
3 Oregon 21-1 346 4 1
4 UConn 19-2 339 2 -2
5 Notre Dame 21-2 327 5 0
6 Mississippi State 21-1 305 6 0
7 Oregon State 19-3 291 10 3
8 Marquette 19-3 264 9 1
9 Maryland 20-2 250 11 2
10 NC State 21-1 248 7 -3
11 Stanford 18-3 222 8 -3
12 South Carolina 16-5 200 17 5
13 Gonzaga 21-2 177 16 3
14 Syracuse 17-4 169 18 4
15 Texas 18-5 163 13 -2
16 Iowa 17-5 160 12 -4
17 Utah 18-3 128 14 -3
18 Texas A&M 18-4 108 21 3
19 Arizona State 15-6 100 20 1
20 Rutgers 17-5 90 15 -5
21 Kentucky 18-5 87 19 -2
22 Iowa State 17-5 75 23 1
23 Michigan State 16-5 58 22 -1
24 Florida State 19-3 30 24 0
25 Miami 19-5 9 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

  • LouisvilleSteady Offense
    • 48.0% field goal percentage is 9th in the country.
    • 1.15 points per scoring attempt is 6th in the country.
  • BaylorAll Around Dominance
    • 51.1% field goal percentage is 4th in the country.
    • 76.6% defensive rebounding rate is 1st in the country.
    • 22.1% block rate is 1st in the country.
  • OregonNo Free Points
    • 1.83 assist to turnover ratio is 1st in the country.
    • 12.0% opponent free throw rate is 8th in the country.
  • UConn  – Suffocating Defense
    • 0.82 opponent points per scoring attempt is 4th in the country.
    • 33.9% opponent field goal percentage is 6th in the country.
    • 25.9 net points per game is 4th in the country.
  • Notre DameEfficient Scoring
    • 87.3 points per game is 3rd in the country.
    • 51.9% field goal percentage is 2nd in the country.
  • Mississippi StateDominance
    • 34.7 average margin of victory is 1st in the country.
    • 50.6% offensive rebounding rate is 1st in the country.
    • 15.3% block rate is 3rd in the country.
  • StanfordPaint Presence
    • 37.5% opponent two-point shooting percentage is 12th in the country.
    • 12.9% block rate is 17th in the country.
    • 27.8% opponent offensive rebounding rate is 38th in the country.
  • MarquetteClean Offense
    • 14.8% turnover rate is 9th in the country.
    • 1.37 assist to turnover ratio is 10th in the country.
    • 7.6% opponent steal rate is 11th in the country.
  • NC StateAttack The Paint
    • 52.5% two-point shooting percentage is 17th in the country.
    • 57.3% total rebounding rate is 5th in the country.
  • Oregon StateTeam Ball
    • 18.0 assists per game is 15th in the country.
    • 1.42 assist to turnover ratio is 6th in the country.
  • MarylandShare The Wealth
    • 17.1 assists per game is 20th in the country.
    • Three players averaging more than 12.9 points per game.
    • Four players in top 11% for points per scoring attempt.
  • IowaHigh Scoring, But Deliberate
    • 80.2 points per game is 13th in the country.
    • 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes is in the bottom two thirds of the country.
    • 52.3% field goal percentage is 1st in the country.
  • TexasClean The Glass
    • 44.5% offensive rebounding rate is 2nd in the country.
  • SyracuseSolid Play, Tough Opponents
    • 77.0 Her Hoop Stats Defensive Rating is 13th in the country.
    • 61.9% opponent average win percentage is 14th in the country.
  • GonzagaWin The Turnover Battle
    • 0.65 opponent assist to turnover ratio is 53rd in the country.
    • 14.4% steal rate is 22nd in the country.
    • 16.4% turnover rate is 43rd in the country.
  • Michigan StateTeam Effort
    • Five players…
    • Averaging 10.2 or more points per game
    • Averaging 2.2 or more assists per game
    • Averaging 3.8 or more rebounds per game
  • Iowa StateOne Woman Wrecking Crew
    • Bridget Carleton is one of the nation’s top players…
      • 20.5 points per game is in the top 0.5% of the country.
      • 8.2 rebounds per game is in the top 4% of the country.
      • 4.3 assists per game is in the top 3% of the country.
      • 2.3 steals per game is in the top 3% of the country.
      • 1.3 blocks per game is in the top 4% of the country.
  • Arizona StateA Bit Of Everything
    • 42.7% opponent assisted shot rate is 5th in the country.
    • 8.9% opponent steal rate is 39th in the country.
    • 5.4% opponent block rate is 20th in the country.
  • UtahSmart Basketball
    • 20.3% foul rate is 15th in the country.
    • 1.32 assist to turnover ratio is 13th in the country.
  • South CarolinaForce The Ball Inside
    • 22.5% opponent three-point rate is 15th in the country.
    • 22.7% of opponent’s points are from three which is 41st in the country.
  • DrakeEverybody Eats
    • 21.2 assists per game is 3rd in the country.
    • 74.4% assisted shot rate is 1st in the country.
    • Four players in top 9% in assists per game.
  • KentuckyTurnover Margin Is Key
    • 27.2% opponent turnover rate is 4th in the country.
    • 15.1% steal rate is 13th in the country.
  • RutgersDefensive Juggernaut
    • 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes is 29th lowest in the country.
    • 55.8 opponent points per game is 18th in the country.
    • HHS Defensive Rating is 21st in the country.
    • 15.2% block rate is 4th in the country.
  • Florida StateProtect The Arc
    • 60.0% of opponent’s points are from two which is 24th highest in the country.
  • Miami (Fla.)Sharing is Caring
    • 16.2 assists per game is 32nd 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

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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