STI/Hoopfeed Poll for 3/3/20: Maryland moves up to No. 5, Northwestern enters top ten, TCU drops out
Big Ten Conference co-champs Maryland and Northwestern move up
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
The STI/Hoopfeed Poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of media members and other women’s basketball professionals.
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- Prentice Beverly
- Brenda VanLengen
- Charles Hallman
- Rhiannon Potkey
- Kristopher Gardner
- Jacob Mox (for Her Hoop Stats)
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- Kevin Danna
- Ben Parker
- Viet Nguyen
- Michael Roberson
- Lisa Bodine
- LaChina Robinson
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