STI/Hoopfeed Poll for 1/28/20: South Carolina reigns; Arizona moves up
Arizona surges after sweeping Arizona State
South Carolina tops the Sport Tours International/Hoopfeed Top 25 Poll for the third week in a row after wins over Mississippi State and Georgia last week. The Gamecocks remain undefeated in SEC play at 9-0 and are on a 13-game win streak. Baylor, the top school in the Big 12 remained at No. 2, while Oregon, UConn, and Louisville round out the top five.
Last week Oregon and UConn were tied at No. 3. Oregon slipped ahead after sweeping Oregon State in the Civil War series between the teams.
Stanford held steady at No. 6 in a weekend where the Cardinal took down Colorado and Utah. No. 7 NC State didn’t budge in the poll either after getting revenge on North Carolina Sunday night. The Wolfpack’s only loss of the season came at the hands of North Carolina in early January.
The most significant changes in the rankings came at the bottom of the poll. The Arizona State Sun Devils fell three places to No. 19 after losing to No. 16 Arizona in front of 10,160 fans in Tucson on Friday night. The attendance was the highest ever in a game between the two programs. The win for Arizona also marked the first sweep of the Sun Devils since 2000.
No. 24 Missouri State re-entered the poll after beating Indiana State and Evansville. West Virginia fell out of the rankings after two defeats last week to Oklahoma State and TCU. Overall, the Mountaineers are on a four-game losing streak.
- Other teams that received votes: Princeton, West Virginia, TCU, LSU, Stony Brook
- Dropped out: West Virginia
The STI/Hoopfeed Poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of media members and other women’s basketball professionals.
- Mel Greenberg
- Joan Bonvicini
- Prentice Beverly
- Brenda VanLengen
- Charles Hallman
- Rhiannon Potkey
- Kristopher Gardner
- Jacob Mox (for Her Hoop Stats)
- Cindy Brunson
- Kevin Danna
- Ben Parker
- Viet Nguyen
- Michael Roberson
- Lisa Bodine
- LaChina Robinson
- Cheryl Coward