NCAA Women’s Basketball Poll, Week 8

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It was short-lived at number one for the Gamecocks, after falling at the hands of UConn in overtime last night. With only one loss to a very talented NC State team, Louisville rises to No. 1 overall, edging out the Stanford Cardinal. Connecticut rises to 3 this week and the Gamecocks fall to 4. Gary Blair’s Texas A&M Aggies round out the top five. UCLA drops to six this week, followed by Maryland at seven and NC State at eight. Arizona maintains its spot at number nine, and Baylor stays put at 10.

Despite being on pause, Michigan rises one spot to 11, Ohio State moves up to 12, and Oregon drops to 13 after losing to the Wildcats last night. The Lady Vols sit at 14 again this week, and Northwestern rises to 15. With a win over Iowa, Indiana leapfrogs South Florida and moves into No. 16 overall. South Florida comes in at 17, and Arkansas drops to 18. Red-hot West Virginia rises to 19, while the Kentucky Wildcats drop to 20.

After a lopsided loss to UConn, DePaul falls to 21, Gonzaga and Georgia sit at 22 and 23, respectively, and Mississippi State and South Dakota State go 24 and 25, edging out Missouri State. The Bears, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Texas, Alabama, Georgia Tech and Syracuse all received votes this week.

Top 25

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

RV: Missouri State, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Texas, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Syracuse