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STI/Hoopfeed Poll for 3/3/20: Maryland moves up to No. 5, Northwestern enters top ten, TCU drops out

Published on March 3, 2020

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Big Ten Conference co-champs Maryland and Northwestern move up

Photo: Maryland Athletics.

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With the end of the regular season looming, several unranked teams pulled off stunning upsets that caused a few top ten teams in the poll to drop a few spots this week.

The top four teams held steady with South Carolina, the SEC regular-season champion, leading the way. Baylor, Oregon, Louisville, and Maryland rounded out the top five.

No. 5 Maryland inched up a place after taking down Purdue and Minnesota to clinch a share of the Big Ten regular-season title last week. The Terrapins share the championship with No. 10 Northwestern.

Stanford dropped two places to No. 7 after losing at No. 13 Arizona on Friday night. The Wildcats, in turn, suffered a stunning home defeat two days later at the hand of unranked California, a team that sits at the bottom of the Pac-12 standings.

Texas A&M tumbled four places to land at No. 16 after back-to-back losses last week. First, the Aggies fell at home to Alabama on Thursday night. A loss to South Carolina on Sunday was another setback for Texas A&M.

Kentucky landed at No. 17, a drop in two places after unranked Vanderbilt rallied past the Wildcats 70-64 on Sunday.

Arkansas re-entered the poll at No. 25. The Razorbacks beat LSU 75-721 on Sunday.

TCU dropped out of the rankings. The Horned Frogs began their week with a loss to Texas followed by a defeat at Texas Tech on Sunday.

Other teams that received votes: Duke, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, FGCU, Drake, Old Dominion, and TCU.

Dropped out: TCU

Rank School Record Last Change
1 South Carolina 29-1 1 0
2 Baylor 27-1 2 0
3 Oregon 28-2 3 0
4 Louisville 27-3 4 0
5 Maryland 25-4 6 1
6 UConn 26-3 7 1
7 Stanford 25-5 5 -2
8 UCLA 25-4 8 0
9 Mississippi State 25-5 9 0
10 Northwestern 26-3 14 4
11 NC State 25-4 11 0
12 Gonzaga 28-2 10 -2
13 Arizona 23-6 13 0
14 Oregon State 22-8 17 3
15 South Dakota 27-2 20 5
16 Texas A&M 22-7 12 -4
17 Kentucky 21-7 15 -2
18 Iowa 23-6 18 0
19 DePaul 25-5 16 -3
20 Indiana 23-7 22 2
21 Princeton 24-1 24 3
22 Florida State 22-7 19 -3
23 Missouri State 24-4 21 -2
24 Arizona State 20-10 25 1
25 Arkansas 22-7 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.

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

Voting Panel

  • 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

 

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