• January 19, 2022

USA Today Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll for 12/14/21

The USA Today Sports/WBCA NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll – 12/14/21 (Week 5)

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 (10-0) 800 1 32 1
2 North Carolina State (10-1) 763 3 0 2
3 Stanford (6-2) 718 4 0 3
4 Louisville (8-1) 697 5 0 6
5 Baylor (9-1) 638 6 0 5
6 Connecticut (6-2) 617 2 0 7 – tie
7 Indiana (8-2) 580 8 0 10
8 Arizona (9-0) 574 10 0 4
9 Tennessee (9-0) 567 9 0 7 – tie
10 Maryland (9-3) 550 7 0 9
11 Michigan (10-1) 492 11 0 13
12 Texas (7-1) 445 12 0 11
13 Iowa State (10-1) 416 16 0 12
14 Georgia (8-1) 331 17 0 17
15 Iowa (5-2) 323 13 0 14
16 South Florida (6-3) 231 19 0 16
17 Texas A&M (9-2) 225 15 0 23
18 Notre Dame (9-2) 174 23 0 21
19 Kentucky (6-3) 173 14 0 19
20 North Carolina (9-0) 148 24 0 25
21 Georgia Tech (8-2) 132 NR 0 18
22 Brigham Young (8-1) 125 17 0 20
23 Oregon (6-3) 118 22 0 NR
24 Ohio State (7-2) 108 21 0 24
25 Duke (8-0) 107 NR 0 15

Dropped out

No. 20 Oregon State (5-3); No. 25 UCLA (5-3).

AP Poll: Oregon State 23, Colorado 25

Others Receiving Votes

Florida Gulf Coast (9-1) 65; Colorado (9-0) 50; Oklahoma (9-1) 45; Oregon State (5-3) 42; LSU (7-1) 40; Nebraska (10-0) 24; UCLA (5-3) 20; Central Florida (7-1) 12; Gonzaga (8-2) 12; West Virginia (6-2) 10; Washington State (8-1) 7; Missouri State (7-2) 6; Wake Forest (9-1) 5; Arkansas (9-2) 4; Coastal Carolina (8-0) 3; Florida State (6-3) 3.

AP Poll: Oklahoma 63, Colorado 63, Florida Gulf Coast 52, DePaul 30, Nebraska 27, Oregon 13, Washington State 8, Oregon State 3, UCLA 2, West Virginia 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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