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Final Regular Season AP Women's Top 25 Poll

Taken before start of NCAA tournament.

The sportswriters & broadcasters poll: first place votes in parentheses; records through Sunday, March 10, 1998; total points (based on 25 for 1st, 24 for 2nd, etc.); record in NCAA tourney and team lost to; head coach (career years and record including 1997 postseason), and preseason ranking. Teams in bold type went on to reach NCAA Final Four.

  Mar. 10
Record
Points NCAA Recap Head Coach Preseason
Rank
1 Tennessee (40)33-010006-0Pat Summitt (24 yrs: 664-143)1
2 Old Dominion 27-29442-1 (N.C. State)Wendy Larry (14 yrs: 301-122)3
3Connecticut31-29123-1 (N.C. State)Geno Auriemma (13 yrs: 328-89)6
4 Louisiana Tech26-38705-1 (Tennessee)Leon Barmore (16 yrs: 459-71)2
5 Stanford 21-58520-1 (Harvard)Tara VanDerveer (19 yrs: 458-121)4
6 Texas Tech25-48171-1 (Notre Dame)Marsha Sharp (16 yrs: 375-125)8
7North Carolina23-67433-1 (Tennessee)Sylvia Hatchell (23 yrs: 512-205)5
8Duke21-76813-1 (Arkansas)Gail Goestenkors (6 yrs: 119-61)19
9 Arizona21-66512-1 (Connecticut)Joan Bonvicini (19 yrs: 441-158)15
10North Carolina St.21-66014-1 (Louisiana Tech)Kay Yow (27 yrs: 552-221)32t
11Alabama22-95742-1 (Louisiana Tech)Rick Moody (9 yrs: 199-81)11
12Florida International28-15381-1 (North Carolina)Cindy Russo (21 yrs: 440-165)NR
13Florida21-85362-1 (Duke)Carol Ross (8 yrs: 165-77)9
14Clemson24-73981-1 (Louisiana Tech)Jim Davis (12 yrs: 252-118)40
15Western Kentucky25-83821-1 (Tennessee)Steve Small (1 yr: 26-9)16
16Illinois18-93662-1 (North Carolina)Theresa Grentz (24 yrs: 518-188)7
17Virginia18-92871-1 (Arizona)Debbie Ryan (21 yrs: 481-165)NR
18Vanderbilt20-82800-1 (Cal-Santa Barbara)Jim Foster (20 yrs: 416-181)10
19Stephen F. Austin25-32580-1 (Western Ky.)Royce Chadwick (9 yrs: 201-89)17
20Hawaii24-32320-1 (Arkansas)Vince Goo (11 yrs: 224-97)NR
21Purdue20-91483-1 (Louisiana Tech)Carolyn Peck (1 yr: 23-10)35
22Drake25-41280-1 (Colorado St.)Lisa Bluder (14 yrs: 312-125)38t
23Iowa17-101151-1 (Kansas)Angie Lee (3 yrs: 63-27)12
24Iowa St.24-71071-1 (Rutgers)Bill Fennelly (10 yrs: 225-83)42t
25UCLA19-8881-1 (Alabama)Kathy Olivier (5 yrs: 71-66)31
Others receiving votes: 26. Utah (21-5) 86 pts; 27. Memphis (22-7) 70; 28. Rutgers (20-9) 61; 29. Kansas (21-8) 46; 30. New Mexico (26-6) 37; 31. Wisconsin (21-9) 32; 32. Nebraska (22-9) 26; 33. SW Missouri St. (24-5) 22; 34. Liberty (28-0) 21; 35. Arkansas (18-10) 18; 36. Georgia (17-10) and Washington (18-9) 14; 38. Marquette (22-6) and Oregon (17-9) 8; 40. Virginia Tech (21-9) 6; 41. Kent (23-6) and UC-Santa Barbara (26-5) 5; 43. Colorado St. (23-5) 4; 44. Notre Dame (20-9) 4; 45. Tulane (21-6) 2; 46. Indiana (19-10), Rice (21-8), Wisconsin-GB (21-8) and Youngstown St. (27-2) 1.

NCAA Women's Division I Tournament Seeds

 WEST MIDWEST MIDEAST EAST
1Stanford (21-5)1Texas Tech (25-4)1Tennessee (33-0)1Old Dominion (27-2)
2Duke (21-7)2Alabama (22-9)2North Carolina (24-6)2Connecticut (31-2)
3Florida (21-8)3Louisiana Tech (26-3)3Illinois (18-9)3Arizona (21-6)
4Iowa (17-10)4Purdue (20-9)4Iowa St. (24-7)4N.C. State (21-6)
5Kansas (21-8)5Drake (25-4)5Rutgers (20-9)5Memphis (22-7)
6Wisconsin (21-9)6Clemson (24-7)6Vanderbilt (20-8)6Virginia (18-9)
7Utah (21-5)7UCLA (19-8)7Fla. International (28-1)7Georgia (17-10)
8Hawaii (24-3)8SW Missouri St. (24-5)8Western Ky. (25-8)8New Mexico (26-6)
9Arkansas (18-10)9Notre Dame (20-9)9Stephen F. Austin (25-3)9Nebraska (22-9)
10Louisville (19-11)10Michigan (19-9)10Marquette (22-6)10George Washington (19-9)
11Virginia Tech (21-9)11Miami-FL (19-9)11UC-Santa Barbara (26-5)11SMU (21-7)
12Tulane (21-6)12Colorado St. (23-5)12Oregon (17-9)12Youngstown St. (27-2)
13Massachusetts (19-10)13Washington (18-9)13Kent (23-6)13Maine (21-8)
14Montana (24-5)14Holy Cross (18-9)14Wisconsin-GB (21-8)14Santa Clara (23-7)
15Mid. Tennessee (18-11)15N.C. Greensboro (21-8)15Howard (23-6)15Fairfield (20-9)
16Harvard (22-4)16Grambling (23-6)16Liberty (28-0)16St. Francis (22-7)


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