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USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION I TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

January 17, 2012

The Top 25 women's basketball coaches poll, with team's RECORDS THROUGH MONDAY in parentheses, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, ranking in last week's poll and first-place votes received:

Rank
School (record)
points
last week's rank
first place votes
1
Baylor (17-0)
775
1
31
2
Notre Dame (17-1)
741
2
 
3
Connecticut (15-2)
713
3
 
4
Stanford (15-1)
684
4
 
5
Duke (14-2)
634
6
 
6
Kentucky (16-2)
608
8
 
7
Maryland (17-1)
592
5
 
8
Rutgers (15-2)
548
9
 
9
Tennessee (13-4)
546
7
 
10
Miami (Fla.) (15-3)
501
11
 
11
Wisconsin-Green Bay (15-0)
442
12
 
12
Ohio State (17-1)
430
13
 
13
Texas A&M (11-4)
389
10
 
14
Georgia (15-3)
369
16
 
15
Louisville (14-4)
326
15
 
16
Delaware (14-1)
284
18
 
17
Georgetown (14-4)
265
17
 
18
Purdue (15-3)
241
20
 
19
DePaul (15-3)
237
19
 
20
Texas Tech (14-2)
180
14
 
21
Penn State (13-4)
157
25
 
22. (tie)
Kansas State (13-3)
86
not ranked
 
22. (tie)
Vanderbilt (14-3)
86
24
 
24
Nebraska (15-2)
85
23
 
25
Gonzaga (15-3)
63
22


Dropped Out:
No. 21 North Carolina.

Others receiving votes:
Georgia Tech (13-5) 27; Kansas (14-2) 21; North Carolina (12-5) 13; Middle Tennessee (14-5) 10; Florida Gulf Coast (16-2) 6; South Carolina (14-4) 6; Michigan (14-4) 4; Florida (12-6) 3; Texas (11-5) 2; Southern California (9-6) 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 2011-12 season: Courtney Banghart, Princeton; Frank Bennett, Lipscomb; Rae Blair, Texas-San Antonio; Matt Bollant, Wisconsin-Green Bay; Matt Corkery, American; June Daugherty, Washington State; Tonya Edwards, Alcorn State; Jose Fernandez, South Florida; Ronny Fisher, Presbyterian; Beckie Francis, Oakland (Mich.); Stephanie Glance, Illinois State; Bonnie Henrickson, Kansas; Tom Hodges, Morehead State; Rick Insell, Middle Tennessee; Jim Jabir, Dayton; Andy Landers, Georgia; Joe Mathews, Towson; Suzy Merchant, Michigan State; Lynn Milligan, Rider; Sherri Murrell, Portland State; Kathy Olivier, UNLV; Kelly Packard, Ball State; Raegan Pebley, Utah State; Mike Petersen, Wake Forest; Jennifer Rizzotti, Hartford; Susan Robinson-Fruchtl, St. Francis (Pa.); David Six, Hampton; Paul Thomas, Saint Mary's; Joi Williams, Central Florida; Nancy Wilson, College of Charleston; Jody Wynn, Long Beach State.