UConn No. 1 in Final AP Women’s Basketball Poll of Season
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn has finished the season at No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the 14th time in school history.
The Huskies (32-0) were the unanimous choice from the 33-member national media panel on Monday, sitting atop the poll for the last 15 weeks of the season. They've won 107 consecutive games and most likely will be the overall No. 1 seed when the women's NCAA Tournament field is revealed Monday night.
It's the fourth straight year that the Huskies are the top team in the final poll.
Notre Dame, South Carolina, Maryland and Baylor follow UConn. The Lady Bears dropped three spots to fifth after losing in the Big 12 title game to West Virginia last week.
The Mountaineers entered the poll at No. 22 while Creighton fell out.
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' final 2016-17 women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Mar. 12, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking
|1. UConn (33)||32-0||825||1|
|2. Notre Dame||30-3||787||3|
|3. South Carolina||27-4||729||4|
|7. Mississippi St.||29-4||619||7|
|8. Oregon St.||29-4||593||8|
|10. Florida St.||25-6||498||10|
|11. Ohio St.||26-6||485||11|
|17. NC State||22-8||267||18|
|22. West Virginia||23-10||131||-|
|24. Kansas St||22-10||59||24|
Others receiving votes: Marquette 34, Creighton 32, Belmont 23, South Florida 14, Temple 13, Texas A&M 6, Green Bay 5, Purdue 5, Dayton 4, Ark Little Rock 3, Tennessee 3, Western Kentucky 2, Arizona St. 1.