South Carolina remains in the top spot this week, while Stanford jumps up one notch to No. 2. NC State suffered some first half struggles against North Carolina, but the Wolfpack looked like a Final Four team in the third quarter and swept the Tar Heels in the regular season for the first time since 2018; they are third. Louisville slides back into the top four after Tennessee lost on Thursday night. Michigan rounds out the top five – their highest ranking thus far.
Indiana hasn’t played in several days and remains at six. Arizona slides up one spot to seven, despite a loss to Stanford. The Lady Vols fell to an Auburn squad, who was winless in the SEC until Thursday night, and drop four spots. Georgia handled Ole Miss on Sunday and slide one spot to nine. Iowa State put up big numbers in their wins over Kansas and Texas Tech, they’ll have an opportunity get avenge an earlier loss when they host Kansas State on Wednesday night. The Cyclones round out the top 10.
UConn sits at No. 11, while LSU is right behind them. Texas fell to Oklahoma at the last second Saturday, and drop one spot to 13. Maryland sits at 14 and will travel to Michigan State this week before hosting a gritty Nebraska team on Sunday afternoon. Georgia Tech rounds out the top 15 this week.
Baylor currently sits at 16, but with a busy week versus Oklahoma and Texas twice, they could make major moves in the upcoming poll. BYU remains steady at 17, but will be tested this week as they travel to Portland and Gonzaga. Oklahoma moves up to 18, and Oregon enters the top 20 at 19. Notre Dame rounds out the top 20, as they enter a big week with matchups at home versus NC State and Virginia Tech before traveling to Florida State.
Iowa claims spot 21 this week, while Nebraska sits at 22. Florida Gulf Coast has been without Kiersten Bell, due to injury, but they continue to get it done, and sit at 23. Virginia Tech’s inconsistency has kept them out of the top 25 for several weeks, but their elevated play of late now puts them at 24. The final spot this week could have gone to many teams, but with the hot streak they are on, and the chemistry the young team has developed, Arkansas enters the poll for the first time, at 25.
- South Carolina
- NC State
- Iowa State
- Georgia Tech
- Notre Dame
- Florida Gulf Coast
- Virginia Tech
RV: Ohio State, UNC, Kansas State, Ole Miss, Duke, DePaul, Oregon State, South Florida, South Dakota, Florida