• January 18, 2022

USA Today Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll for 12/21/21

The USA Today Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll – 12/21/21 (Week 6)

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 (11-0) 775 1 31 1
2 Stanford (8-2) 728 3 0 2
3 Louisville (10-1) 713 4 0 3
4 North Carolina State (11-2) 656 2 0 5
5 Arizona (10-0) 617 8 0 4
6 Indiana (9-2) 594 7 0 8
7 Michigan (11-1) 554 11 0 9
8 Maryland (9-3) 534 10 0 6
9 Baylor (9-2) 512 5 0 10
10 Tennessee (10-1) 488 9 0 7
11 Connecticut (6-3) 477 6 0 11
12 Georgia (10-1) 449 14 0 13-tie
13 Texas (8-1) 435 12 0 12
14 Iowa State (11-1) 397 13 0 13-tie
15 Iowa (6-2) 286 15 0 15
16 South Florida (9-3) 229 16 0 18
17 Notre Dame (10-2) 228 18 0 20
18 Texas A&M (10-2) 210 17 0 23
19 Georgia Tech (9-2) 183 21 0 17
20 North Carolina (10-0) 174 20 0 25
21 Kentucky (7-3) 173 19 0 22
22 Brigham Young (9-1) 166 22 0 19
23 Duke (9-1) 101 25 0 16
24 Ohio State (8-2) 78 24 0 24
25 Florida Gulf Coast (10-1) 69 NR 0 NR

Dropped out

  • USA Today: No. 23 Oregon (6-4)
  • AP: Oregon State 23, Colorado 25

Others Receiving Votes

  • USA Today: LSU (10-1) 66; Nebraska (11-0) 51; Colorado (11-0) 49; Oklahoma (9-1) 44; Central Florida (8-2) 9; Oregon State (7-3) 9; UCLA (5-3) 6; Arkansas (10-2) 4; DePaul (11-2) 4; Missouri State (8-2) 3; Coastal Carolina (10-1) 2; Gonzaga (8-3) 2
  • AP: Colorado 52, Oklahoma 45, DePaul 43, Florida Gulf Coast 42, Nebraska 30

Voters

*One ballot is missing. Robyn Fralick of Bowling Green could not be reached before the voting deadline for the 12/21/21 poll.

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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