NCAA Women’s Basketball Poll, Week 3

Stanford celebrates after their win over Arizona State on Sunday. Stanford Athletics photo.

With cancellations, postponements, and highly-anticipated matchups, it was a busy week in women’s college basketball. The Stanford Cardinal remain number one overall in this week’s poll, after handily beating Arizona and Arizona State on the road. Two through six remain the same as well with Louisville, NC State, South Carolina, Baylor, and UConn filling in those respective slots. SEC foes Texas A&M and Kentucky move up to seven and eight, and the Pac-12’s UCLA and Arizona round out the top 10.

Maryland rises to No. 11 after handing preseason favorite Indiana their third loss of the season Monday night. Oregon comes in at No. 12, followed by Arkansas and Ohio State, while Mississippi State falls to 15.

Texas comes in at 16 this week with Michigan, DePaul, Indiana, and South Florida rounding out the top 20.

The Iowa Hawkeyes enter the poll at 21 this week, and after suffering two losses last week, Northwestern drops to No. 22. Missouri State sits at 23 this week, followed by Tennessee and South Dakota State, who edge out Michigan State and Gonzaga to round out the top 25.

Games to keep your eyes on this week:

Wednesday
Oklahoma State @ TCU – 7:30 p.m. ET ESPN+

Thursday
No. 11 Maryland @ Michigan State – 5 p.m. ET BTN
Nebraska @ No. 16 Michigan – 6 p.m. ET
No. 13 Arkansas @ Tennessee – 6:30 p.m. ET SECN
Georgia @ No. 4 South Carolina – 7 p.m. ET SECN+
Georgia Tech @ Clemson – 7 p.m. ET ACCNX
No. 3 NC State @ Virginia Tech – 8 p.m. ET ACCNX
Notre Dame @ Boston College – 8 p.m. ET ACCN
No. 6 UCONN @ No. 5 Baylor – 8:30 p.m. ET ESPN
No. 8 Kentucky @ No. 7 Texas A&M – 8:30 p.m. ET SECN

Friday
Colorado @ No. 9 UCLA – 7 p.m. ET
Arizona State @ Washington State – 7 p.m. ET
No. 12 Oregon @ No. 1 Stanford – 9 p.m. ET

Saturday
No. 21 Iowa @ No. 22 Northwestern – TBD
Central Michigan @ Buffalo – 1 p.m. ET
Liberty @ FGCU – 2 p.m. ET
No. 17 Texas @ West Virginia – 6 p.m. ET BIG12/ESPN+
Houston @ No. 19 South Florida – 7 p.m. ET ESPN+

Sunday
No. 2 Louisville @ Florida State – 12 p.m. ET ACCN
No. 4 South Carolina @ No. 8 Kentucky – 12 p.m. ET ESPN2
No. 10 Arizona @ Washington State – 2 p.m. ET
Rutgers @ No. 14 Ohio State – 2 p.m. ET ESPN2
Notre Dame @ Syracuse – 2 p.m. ET ESPNU
No. 24 Tennessee @ LSU – 2 p.m. ET SECN+
Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech – 2 p.m. ET
Kansas State @ No. 5 Baylor – 3 p.m. ET
Nebraska @ Michigan State – 3 p.m. ET
No. 3 NC State @ Wake Forest – 4 p.m. ET ACCN
No. 7 Texas A&M @ No. 13 Arkansas – 4 p.m. ET SECN
Iowa State @ Texas Tech – 4 p.m. ET ESPNU

1. Stanford
2. Louisville
3. NC State
4. South Carolina
5. Baylor
6. UCONN
7. Texas A&M
8. Kentucky
9. UCLA
10. Arizona
11. Maryland
12. Oregon
13. Arkansas
14. Ohio State
15. Mississippi State
16. Michigan
17. Texas
18. DePaul
19. Indiana
20. South Florida
21. Iowa
22. Northwestern
23. Missouri State
24. Tennessee
25. South Dakota State

Receiving votes: Michigan State, Gonzaga, Syracuse, Georgia, North Carolina