This week’s WomensHoopsWorld top 25 poll

  1. Baylor
  2. Louisville
  3. Oregon
  4. Mississippi State
  5. Notre Dame
  6. UConn
  7. Marquette
  8. Maryland
  9. Oregon State
  10. Stanford
  11. North Carolina State
  12. Gonzaga
  13. South Carolina
  14. Arizona State
  15. Iowa
  16. Syracuse
  17. South Dakota
  18. Texas
  19. Rutgers
  20. Iowa State
  21. Michigan State
  22. Texas A&M
  23. Kentucky
  24. Utah
  25. Drake


– Notre Dame is in front of UConn despite losing head-to-head because, quite frankly, UConn hasn’t beaten enough good teams, and they’ve been tentative in the wins they have had. The victory over the Irish aside, they haven’t beaten another team currently ranked in the top 25. Notre Dame, meanwhile has beaten five such teams, including two top 10 teams in Louisville and Marquette.

– There are no new members to the poll this week – just a lot of shifting. Drake and Utah both moved to the fringes after their losses, but both have enough good wins and neither of them had an inexcusable loss this week. Although Drake did lose their first conference game since 2016.