USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION I TOP 25 COACHES' POLL
Week 18: March 15, 2010
Editor's Note: Starting with this poll, Bill Gibbons of Holy Cross replaces former Lafayette coach Tammy Smith on the board. A final overall poll will be taken after the NCAA title game April 6 with an anticipated early afternoon ET release April 7.
The USA TODAY ESPN women's coaches' poll with first-place votes in parentheses. Total points are based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th.
School (First Place Votes)
|Record||Points||Last Week's Ranking|
Dropped out: None
Others receiving votes: Princeton (26-2) 28; Vermont (26-6) 15; Lehigh (29-3) 13; Vanderbilt (22-10) 11; Dayton (24-7) 10; Georgia (23-8) 8; James Madison (26-6) 8; Marist (26-7) 7; Iowa (19-13) 6; Arkansas-Little Rock (26-6) 5; DePaul (21-11) 5; Gardner-Webb (28-4) 5; TCU (22-8) 5; LSU (20-9) 4; Rutgers (19-14) 2; Fresno State (27-6) 1; Georgia Tech (23-9) 1; Syracuse (22-10) 1; Temple (24-8) 1; Tulane (26-6) 1; Wisconsin-Green Bay (27-4) 1.
The USA TODAY ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The board for the 2009-10 season: Phil Stern, University of Maryland - Baltimore County; Bill Fennelly, Iowa State University; Jose Fernandez, University of South Florida; Jamie White, University of Northern Colorado; Marcia Foster, Cal State Fullerton; Dayna Smith, Cornell University; Mike Bradbury, Morehead State University; Gordy Presnell, Boise State University; Rick Reeves, Gardner Webb; Sharon Versyp, Purdue; LaVonda Wagner, Oregon State University; Mike Morris, Samford University; Rick Pietri, University of South Alabama; Tanya Haave, University of San Francisco; Cynthia Cooper-Dykes, Prairie View A&M Univ.; Nell Fortner, Auburn; Jim Flanery, Creighton University; Michael Shafer, Univ. of Richmond; Lynn Bria, Stetson; Kenny Brooks, James Madison; Royce Chadwick, Marshall; Sandy Botham; University of Wisconsin - Millwaukee, Stephanie DeWolfe, Saint Peter's College; Sue Guevara, Central Michigan; Aaron Johnston, South Dakota State University; LeDawn Gibson, Florida A&M; Sue Semrau, Florida State; Elaine Elliott, University of Utah; Gela Mikalauskas, Wagner; Tammy Smith, Lafayette College; Lee Ann Riley, Stephen F. Austin; Chair: Jennifer Rizzotti, University of Hartford