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USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION I TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

March 12, 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 (34-0)
775
1
31
2
Stanford (31-1)
740
2

3
Connecticut (29-4)
706
4

4
Notre Dame (30-3)
687
3

5
Maryland (28-4)
654
5

6
Duke (24-5)
604
6

7
Tennessee (24-8)
586
7

8
Delaware (30-1)
549
8

9
Miami (Fla.) (25-5)
540
9

10
Wisconsin-Green Bay (30-1)
483
10

11
Kentucky (25-6)
471
11

12
Penn State (24-6)
409
12

13
Georgia Tech (24-8)
370
13

14
Texas A&M (22-10)
346
14

15
Purdue (24-8)
305
15 (tie)

16
Georgetown (22-8)
282
15 (tie)

17
Georgia (22-8)
269
18

18
Ohio State (25-6)
255
17

19
Louisville (22-9)
235
19

20
Rutgers (22-9)
185
20

21
St. John's (22-9)
171
21

22
Nebraska (24-8)
129
22

23
DePaul (22-10)
84
23

24
Gonzaga (26-5)
59
24

25
St. Bonaventure (29-3)
43
25


Dropped Out:
None.

Others receiving votes:
LSU (22-10) 26; Florida Gulf Coast (29-2) 23; California (24-9) 17; Middle Tennessee (26-6) 17; Princeton (24-4) 14; West Virginia (23-9) 12; Vanderbilt (22-9) 11; South Carolina (23-9) 7; Arkansas (23-8) 3; Fresno State (28-5) 3; Wake Forest (19-13) 3; Texas-El Paso (29-3) 2.

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.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A final overall poll will be taken following the national championship game April 3. We anticipate an early afternoon Eastern Time release on April 4.