After a week of conference tournaments and regular-season finales, there are some shakeups in this week’s top 25 poll.
Pac-12 regular-season champs Stanford left no doubt they were the best in the conference this season, topping things off with a win over UCLA in the Pac-12 Tournament Championship game Sunday. With that, the Cardinal rise back to the top of the top 25 this week.
They are followed by ACC Tournament champions North Carolina State. Texas A&M fell to red-hot Georgia in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament, but their resume on the year keeps them at three this week, followed by conference foe South Carolina and UConn to round out the top five.
Big Ten powerhouse Maryland comes in at six this week, and a steady Baylor squad is seventh. Led by Dana Evans, the Louisville Cardinals are eighth, while SEC Tournament finalists Georgia enter the poll this week at nine. UCLA rounds out the top 10.
The Lady Vols could not advance past the semifinals of the SEC tourney, but they come in at 11 this week, followed by the Big Ten’s Indiana Hoosiers. Arizona falls to 13, Gonzaga climbs to 14 and the hot-shooting Arkansas Razorbacks claim the last spot in the top 15.
Michigan falls to 16 this week, with Kentucky coming in behind them. C. Vivian Stringer’s Rutgers squad has found their way up to 18 this week heading into the Big Ten Tournament as the three seed. West Virginia and Missouri State round out the top 20.
South Florida comes in at 21, with a talented Florida Gulf Coast team entering the poll at 22 this week. Super-freshman Caitlin Clark leads her Iowa squad to another week in the top 25, as they enter at 23. Ohio State drops to 24 and Oregon hangs on to the final spot in the poll.
- NC State
- Texas A&M
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
- Missouri State
- South Florida
- Florida Gulf Coast
- Ohio State
RV: Marquette, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Oregon State