COACHES POLL

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Women’s bas­ket­ball; times p.m. East­ern

1. Con­necti­cut (29-0) Points: 800 (32 first-place votes). Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 1. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day vs. Mem­phis or Tulsa in Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals in Un­casville, Conn.

2. Baylor (28-2) Points: 757. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 3. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day vs. Texas Tech or TCU in Big 12 tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals in Ok­la­homa City.

3. Notre Dame (27-3) Points: 731. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 4. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. Vir­ginia or Wake For­est in At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals in Myr­tle Beach, S.C.

4. Mary­land (27-2) Points: 707. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 5. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. Penn State or Min­nesota in Big Ten tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals in In­di­anapo­lis (BTN, 6:30).

5. South Carolina (24-4) Points: 638. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 7. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. Ge­or­gia or Auburn in South­east­ern Con­fer­ence tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals in Greenville, S.C. (SEC, 12).

6. Ore­gon State (27-3) Points: 629. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 8. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. Cal­i­for­nia or South­ern Cal­i­for­nia in Pac-12 tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals in Seat­tle (Pac-12, 2:30).

7. Mis­sis­sippi State (27-3) Points: 614. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 2. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. LSU or Mis­sis­sippi in SEC tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals (SEC, 6).

8. Ohio State (25-5) Points: 562. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 9. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. Iowa or North­west­ern in Big Ten tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals (BTN, 12).

9. Stan­ford (25-5) Points: 536. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 6. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. Wash­ing­ton State or Colorado in Pac-12 tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals (Pac-12, 9).

10. Wash­ing­ton (27-4) Points: 517. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 12. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. Ore­gon or Ari­zona in Pac-12 tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals (Pac-12, 11:30).

11. Duke (25-4) Points: 460. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 13. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. Syra­cuse or Pitts­burgh/North Carolina in ACC tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals.

12. Florida State (25-5) Points: 457. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 11. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. Mi­ami (Fla.) or Ge­or­gia Tech/ Bos­ton Col­lege in ACC tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals.

13. Louisville (25-6) Points: 439. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 14. Up­com­ing game: Thurs­day vs. Vir­ginia Tech or Clem­son in ACC tour­na­ment sec­ond round.

14. Texas (22-7) Points: 407. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 10. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day vs. Ok­la­homa State or Kansas in Big 12 tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals.

15. UCLA (22-7) Points: 355. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 15. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. Ari­zona State or Utah in Pac-12 tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals (Pac-12, 5).

16. Mi­ami (Fla.) (21-7) Points: 301. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 17. Up­com­ing game: Thurs­day vs. Ge­or­gia Tech or Bos­ton Col­lege in ACC tour­na­ment sec­ond round.

17. DePaul (24-6) Points: 280. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 18. Up­com­ing game: Sun­day vs. Se­ton Hall or Prov­i­dence in Big East tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals in Mil­wau­kee (FS2, 7).

18. North Carolina State (22-7) Points: 258. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 19. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. Louisville or Vir­ginia Tech/Clem­son in ACC tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals.

19. Ok­la­homa (22-8) Points: 184. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 16. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day vs. West Vir­ginia in Big 12 tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals.

20. Syra­cuse (20-9) Points: 170. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 21. Up­com­ing game: Thurs­day vs. Pitts­burgh or North Carolina in ACC tour­na­ment sec­ond round.

21. Tem­ple (23-6) Points: 144. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 20. Up­com­ing game: Satur­day vs. Cincin­nati or Hous­ton in Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals.

22. Drake (23-4) Points: 130. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 22. Up­com­ing games: Thurs­day vs. Mis­souri State and Satur­day vs. Wi­chita State.

23. Creighton (22-6) Points: 78. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 25. Up­com­ing game: Sun­day vs. Xavier or But­ler in Big East tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals (FS2, 1).

24. Ken­tucky (20-9) Points: 53. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: not ranked. Up­com­ing game: Fri­day vs. Ten­nessee or Alabama/Van­der­bilt in SEC tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals (SEC, 2:30).

25. Ari­zona State (18-11) Points: 47. Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 23. Up­com­ing game: Thurs­day vs. Utah in Pac-12 tour­na­ment first round (Pac-12, 5).

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