• January 23, 2022

USA Today Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll for 11/23/21

The USA Today Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll

Team records through Sunday’s games are in parentheses. Total points are based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and first-place votes received. The poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of head coaches at Division I schools. The panel is chosen by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The members represent each of the 32 Division I conferences that receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Rank School (record) Points Last week’s rank First-place votes AP Rank
1 South Carolina (6-0) 799 1 31 1
2 Connecticut (3-1) 741 2 0 3
3 Maryland (6-0) 730 5 0 2
4 North Carolina State (4-1) 686 4 0 5
5 Stanford (3-1) 672 2 1 7
6 Indiana (4-0) 653 7 0 4
7 Louisville (3-1) 590 6 0 10
8 Baylor (3-1) 526 8 0 6
9 Michigan (5-0) 493 10 0 12
10 Tennessee (4-0) 488 12 0 11
11 Iowa (4-0) 469 11 0 8
12 Arizona (4-0) 450 15 0 9
13 Oregon (3-2) 393 9 0 15
14 Iowa State (4-0) 327 16 0 13
15 UCLA (3-0) 324 14 0 19
16 Texas (3-1) 290 21 0 14
17 Kentucky (3-1) 287 13 0 20
18 Texas A&M (4-0) 259 17 0 23
19 Oregon St. (3-0) 223 18 0 16
20 South Florida (4-2) 193 22 0 18
21 Georgia (4-0) 179 19 0
22 Florida State (4-0) 116 24 0 17
23 West Virginia (3-0) 104 23 0 22
24 Ohio State (3-0) 89 25 0 21
25 Georgia Tech (4-1) 75 20 0

Dropped out: None.

Others Receiving Votes

Virginia Tech (5-0) 62; Florida Gulf Coast (5-0) 42; Gonzaga (3-1) 36; Notre Dame (5-0) 14; North Carolina (4-0) 13; Missouri State (3-1) 12; Colorado (4-0) 11; Central Florida (3-1) 10; Michigan State (4-1) 9; Washington State (3-0) 9; Brigham Young (4-0) 5; Wake Forest (5-0) 5; Oklahoma (5-1) 4; Mississippi (3-1) 3; Tulane (4-0) 3; Utah (4-0) 3; Arkansas (4-1) 2; Belmont (3-2) 1.

Voters

The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 32 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The board for the 2021-22 season: Ganiyat Adeduntan, Colgate; Suzy Barcomb, Seattle; Kim Barnes Arico, Michigan; Fred Batchelor, Maryland-Eastern Shore; Matt Bollant, Eastern Illinois; Dan Burt, Duquesne; Jeff Cammon, Long Beach State; Jamie Craighhead, San Jose State; Megan Duffy, Marquette; Ronny Fisher, Campbell; Lisa Fortier, Gonzaga; Robyn Fralick, Bowling Green; Andrea Gorski, Bradley; Carey Green, Liberty; Simon Harris, East Tennessee State; Chris Kielsmeier, Cleveland State; Monique LeBlanc, Brown; Amy Mallon, Drexel; Lynn Milligan, Rider; Jalie Mitchell, North Texas; Mike Neighbors, Arkansas; Raegan Pebley, TCU; DoBee Plaisance, Nicholls State; Margaret Richards, Alabama A&M; Lynne Roberts, Utah; Seton Sobolewski, Idaho State; Lisa Stockton, Tulane; C. Vivian Stringer, Rutgers; Angelika Szumilo, Fairleigh Dickinson; Amy Vachon, Maine; Jeff Walz, Louisville; Jaida Williams, Coastal Carolina; Doshia Woods, Denver.

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