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Cougars Receive Votes in Top-25 USA Today Coaches Poll
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Release: 03/11/2014
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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State women’s basketball received votes in the latest Top-25 USA Today Coaches’ Poll, announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Tuesday.

It is the first the Cougars have received votes in a top-25 poll since midway through the 1991-92 season. WSU received votes on three different occasions that season following the 1990-91 campaign that saw the Cougars earn the program’s only trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Washington State owns a 17-16 overall record this year, the most wins since 1995-96, and reached the Pac-12 Conference Tournament semifinals for the second time in the last three seasons. This season, WSU beat four ranked teams, No. 10 Nebraska on the road, No. 24 Arizona State and No. 21 Colorado in Pullman and No. 20 California in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals in Seattle last Friday.

The Cougars finished the regular season with an RPI of 57 while facing the No. 16 toughest schedule in the country and will wait until Monday, March 17 for the postseason brackets to be announced for the NCAA Tournament, the WNIT and Women’s Basketball Invitational.

 

USA TODAY SPORTS DIVISION I TOP 25 COACHES' POLL

The USA TODAY Sports 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

Connecticut (34-0)

799

1

31

2

Notre Dame (32-0)

769

2

1

3

Tennessee (27-5)

702

6

 

4

Louisville (30-4)

680

4

 

5

Stanford (29-3)

677

3

 

6

Baylor (29-4)

648

9

 

7

West Virginia (29-4)

595

8

 

8

South Carolina (27-4)

569

7

 

9

Maryland (24-6)

537

5

 

10

Duke (27-6)

519

10

 

11

Kentucky (24-8)

459

13

 

12

Nebraska (25-6)

448

15

 

13

North Carolina (24-9)

439

12

 

14

Texas A&M (24-8)

368

14

 

15

Penn State (22-7)

349

11

 

16

Gonzaga (28-4)

263

19

 

17

North Carolina State (25-7)

262

17

 

18

Oklahoma State (23-8)

255

18

 

19

Purdue (21-8)

242

16

 

20

Middle Tennessee (26-4)

130

22

 

21

California (21-9)

120

20

 

22

DePaul (26-6)

119

25

 

23

Iowa State (20-10)

72

21

 

24

Michigan State (22-9)

63

23

 

25

Iowa (26-8)

53

not ranked

 

Dropped Out: No. 24 Dayton (23-7).

Others receiving votes:
Oregon State (23-10) 46; Southern California (22-12) 34; Dayton (23-7) 31; Bowling Green (27-3) 30; Brigham Young (26-5) 27; Texas (21-11) 17; Chattanooga (29-3) 14; James Madison (25-5) 12; Arizona State (22-9) 10; St. John‘s (22-9) 9; Georgia (20-11) 8; Louisiana State (19-12) 6; Fordham (25-7) 5; South Florida (19-12) 5; Washington State (17-16) 5; Princeton (20-7) 2; Creighton (19-13) 1; Marist (27-6) 1.

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.

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