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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 12, 2000; total points (based on 25 for 1st, 24 for 2nd, etc.); record in NCAA tourney and team lost to; head coach (career years and career record including 2000 postseason), and preseason ranking. Teams in bold type went on to reach the NCAA Final Four.

  Mar. 12
Record
PointsNCAA Recap Head CoachPreseason
Rank
1Connecticut (41)30-110976-0Geno Auriemma (15 yrs: 393-95)1
2Tennessee (3)28-310555-1 (UConn)Pat Summitt (26 yrs: 728-150)2
3Louisiana Tech28-210013-1 (Penn St.)Leon Barmore (18 yrs: 520-77)6
4Georgia29-39703-1 (Rutgers)Andy Landers (25 yrs: 600-173)3
5Notre Dame25-48602-1 (Texas Tech)Muffet McGraw (18 yrs: 376-156)8
6Penn St.26-48434-1 (UConn)Rene Portland (24 yrs: 553-185)10
7Iowa St.25-57852-1 (Penn St.)Bill Fennelly (12 yrs: 277-97)7
8Rutgers22-77704-1 (Tennessee)C. Vivian Stringer (28 yrs: 621-191)4
9UC-Santa Barbara30-37360-1 (Rice)Mark French (21 yrs: 364-229)14
10Duke26-57122-1 (LSU)Gail Goestenkors (8 yrs: 176-74)21
11Texas Tech25-46623-1 (Tennessee)Marsha Sharp (18 yrs: 434-134)22
12Mississippi St.23-76051-1 (UAB)Sharon Fanning (24 yrs: 402-290)NR
13Purdue22-75671-1 (Oklahoma)Kristy Curry (1 yr: 23-8)23
14Old Dominion27-45432-1 (La. Tech)Wendy Larry (16 yrs: 359-130)15
15LSU22-65033-1 (UConn)Sue Gunter (30 yrs: 613-273)13
16Auburn21-73771-1 (Penn St.)Joe Ciampi (23 yrs: 529-168)11
17Boston College25-83121-1 (Virginia)Cathy Inglese (14 yrs: 232-164)19
18Oklahoma23-72702-1 (UConn)Sherri Coale (4 yrs: 53-63)NR
19Virginia23-82652-1 (Tennessee)Debbie Ryan (23 yrs: 526-183)NR
20Oregon23-72260-1 (UAB)Jody Runge (7 yrs: 143-61)16
21Arizona24-62161-1 (Tennessee)Joan Bonvicini (21 yrs: 484-176)25
22Tulane26-42141-1 (Texas Tech)Lisa Stockton (9 yrs: 202-70)NR
23N.C. State20-82100-1 (SMU)Kay Yow (29 yrs: 589-242)20
24Xavier26-4960-1 (S.F. Austin)Melanie Balcomb (7 yrs: 120-82)NR
25Michigan22-7890-1 (Stanford)Sue Guevara (4 yrs: 74-41)NR
Others receiving votes: 26. Texas (21-12) 79.5 pts; 27. North Carolina (18-12) 40; 28. George Washington (25-5) 33; 29. Stanford(20-8) 32; 30. Marquette (22-6) 26.5; 31. Drake (23-6) 20; 32. Illinois (22-10) 19; 33. Kent (25-5) and Vanderbilt (20-12) 13; 35. Utah (23-7) 12; 36. UCLA (18-10) 11; 37. Stephen F. Austin (27-3) 6; 38. Kansas (20-9), St. Joseph's-PA (24-5) 4; 40. Nebraska (18-12), Rice (21-9) and Wisconsin (21-8) 1.

NCAA Women's Division I Tournament Seeds

 WEST MIDWEST MIDEAST EAST
1Georgia (29-3)1Louisiana Tech (28-2)1Tennessee (28-3)1Connecticut (30-1)
2Rutgers (22-7)2Penn St. (26-4)2Notre Dame (25-4)2Duke (26-5)
3Mississippi St. (23-7)3Iowa St. (25-5)3Texas Tech (25-4)3LSU (22-6)
4UC-Santa Barbara (30-3)4Old Dominion (27-4)4Virginia (23-8)4Purdue (22-7)
5North Carolina (18-12)5N.C. State (20-8)5Boston College (25-8)5Oklahoma (23-7)
6Oregon (23-7)6Illinois (22-10)6Tulane (26-4)6Xavier (26-4)
7Texas (21-12)7Auburn (21-7)7George Washington (25-5)7Marquette (22-6)
8Michigan (22-7)8Kansas (20-9)8Arizona (24-6)8Drake (23-6)
9Stanford (20-8)9Vanderbilt (20-12)9Kent (25-5)9Clemson (18-11)
10St. Joseph's (24-5)10SW Missouri St. (23-8)10UCLA (18-10)10Western Ky. (21-9)
11UAB (19-12)11Utah (23-7)11Vermont (25-5)11Stephen F. Austin (27-3)
12Maine (20-10)12SMU (21-8)12Nebraska (18-12)12BYU (22-8)
13Rice (21-9)13Wisc-Green Bay (21-8)13Pepperdine (21-9)13Dartmouth (20-7)
14St. Peters (23-7)14St. Francis-PA (23-7)14Tennessee Tech (24-8)14Liberty (23-7)
15Holy Cross (23-6)15Youngstown St. (22-8)15San Diego (17-13)15Campbell (22-7)
16Montana (22-7)16Alcorn St. (22-8)16Furman (20-10)16Hampton (16-14)

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