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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 11, 2001; 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 2001 postseason), and preseason ranking. Teams in bold type went on to reach the NCAA Final Four.

  Mar. 11
Record
PointsNCAA RecapHead CoachPreseason
Rank
1Connecticut (32)28-29904-1 (Notre Dame)Geno Auriemma (16 yrs: 425-98)1
2Notre Dame (5)28-29516-0Muffet McGraw (19 yrs: 410-158)6
3Tennessee (3)29-29342-1 (Xavier)Pat Summitt (27 yrs: 759-153)2
4Georgia26-58601-1 (Missouri)Andy Landers (26 yrs: 627-179)3
5Duke28-38512-1 (SW Mo. St.)Gail Goestenkors (9 yrs: 206-78)5
6Louisiana Tech28-47783-1 (UConn)Leon Barmore (18 yrs: 551-82)9
7Oklahoma26-57222-1 (Washington)Sherri Coale (5 yrs: 81-69)14
8Iowa St.25-57152-1 (Vanderbilt)Bill Fennelly (13 yrs: 304-103)10
9Purdue26-66425-1 (Notre Dame)Kristy Curry (2 yrs: 54-15)4
10Vanderbilt21-96183-1 (Notre Dame)Jim Foster (23 yrs: 474-218)20
11Rutgers22-75981-1 (SW Mo. St.)C. Vivian Stringer (29 yrs: 644-199)8
12Xavier28-25663-1 (Purdue)Melanie Balcomb (8 yrs: 151-85)NR
13Texas Tech23-65222-1 (Purdue)Marsha Sharp (19 yrs: 459-141)16
14Florida23-54921-1 (Washington)Carol Ross (11 yrs: 229-110)NR
15SW Missouri St.25-53994-1 (Purdue)Cheryl Burnett (14 yrs: 303-123)21
16Iowa20-93741-1 (Utah)Lisa Bluder (17 yrs: 377-152)NR
17Utah26-33712-1 (Notre Dame)Elaine Elliott (18 yrs: 374-152)NR
18LSU19-103031-1 (Purdue)Sue Gunter (31 yrs: 633-284)7
19N.C. State20-102872-1 (UConn)Kay Yow (30 yrs: 611-253)NR
20Colorado21-82361-1 (Vanderbilt)Ceal Barry (22 yrs: 431-239)NR
21Penn St.19-91610-1 (TCU)Rene Portland (25 yrs: 572-195)13
22Clemson20-91201-1 (Xavier)Jim Davis (15 yrs: 318-146)NR
23Baylor21-8850-1 (Arkansas)Kim Mulkey-Robinson (1 yr: 21-9)NR
24Wisconsin18-9820-1 (Missouri)Jane Albright (18 yrs: 323-184)18
25Arizona St.20-10350-1 (LSU)Charli Turner Thorne (8 yrs: 105-117)NR
 Virginia Tech21-8351-1 (Texas Tech)Bonnie Henrickson (4 yrs: 92-33)NR
Others receiving votes: 27. Drake (30 pts); 28. Stanford and Villanova (29); 30. Colorado St. (27); 31. Toledo (24); 32. Washington (23); 33. Michigan (15); 34. Idaho St., St. Mary's-CA and Texas (14); 37. TCU (11); 38. Missouri (10); 39. Arkansas (8); 40. George Washington (7); 41. UC-Santa Barbara (5); 42. Florida St. and Tulane (4); 44. Arizona (3); 45. Virginia (2).

NCAA Women's Division I Tournament Seeds

 WEST MIDWEST MIDEAST EAST
1Duke (28-3)1Notre Dame (28-2)1Tennessee (29-2)1Connecticut (28-2)
2Oklahoma (26-5)2Iowa St. (25-5)2Texas Tech (23-6)2Georgia (26-5)
3Florida (23-5)3Vanderbilt (21-9)3Purdue (26-6)3La. Tech (28-4)
4Rutgers (22-7)4Iowa (20-9)4Xavier (28-2)4N.C. State (20-10)
5SW Missouri St. (25-5)5Utah (26-3)5Clemson (20-9)5Villanova (21-8)
6Washington (19-9)6Colorado (21-8)6LSU (19-10)6Penn St. (19-9)
7Geo. Washington (22-9)7Florida St. (18-11)7Va. Tech (21-8)7Wisconsin (18-9)
8Baylor (21-8)8Michigan (18-11)8Texas (20-12)8Maryland (17-11)
9Arkansas (19-12)9Virginia (18-13)9St. Mary's-CA (25-5)9Colorado St. (24-6)
10Stanford (18-10)10Tulane (22-9)10Denver (24-6)10Missouri (20-9)
11Old Dominion (21-8)11Siena (24-5)11Arizona St. (20-10)11TCU (24-7)
12Toledo (25-5)12Fairfield (25-5)12Chattanooga (24-6)12Drake (23-6)
13Stephen F. Austin (26-6)13Oregon (17-11)13Louisville (19-9)13Delaware (26-4)
14Holy Cross (21-8)14Idaho St. (25-4)14UC-Santa Barbara (22-8)14Georgia St. (24-6)
15Oral Roberts (20-10)15Howard (21-9)15Pennsylvania (22-5)15Liberty (18-11)
16WI-Milwaukee (19-10)16Alcorn St. (21-10)16Austin Peay (17-13)16Long Island (16-14)

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