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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, 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 2002 postseason), and preseason ranking. Teams in bold type went on to reach the NCAA Final Four.

  Mar. 10
Record
PointsNCAA RecapHead CoachPreseason
Rank
1Connecticut (44)33-01,1006-0Geno Auriemma (17 yrs: 455-98)1
2Oklahoma27-31,0315-1 (Connecticut)Sherri Coale (6 yrs: 113-73)4
3Duke27-31,0204-1 (Oklahoma)Gail Goestenkors (10 yrs: 237-82)5
4Vanderbilt27-69353-1 (Tennessee)Jim Foster (24 yrs: 504-225)3
5Stanford30-29312-1 (Colorado)Tara VanDerveer (20 yrs: 490-124)9
6Tennessee 25-49074-1 (Connecticut)Pat Summitt (28 yrs: 788-158)2
7Baylor26-58261-1 (Drake)Kim Mulkey-Robinson (2 yrs: 48-15)14
8Louisiana Tech25-47690-1 (UC Santa Barbara)Leon Barmore (19 yrs: 576-87)6
9Purdue23-57341-1 (Old Dominion)Kristy Curry (3 yrs: 78-21)11
10Iowa St.23-86581-1 (BYU)Bill Fennelly (13 yrs: 328-112)8
11Kansas St.24-76402-1 (Old Dominion)Deb Patterson (6 yrs: 97-84)NR
12Colorado21-95893-1 (Oklahoma)Ceal Barry (23 yrs: 455-249)12
13South Carolina22-65353-1 (Duke)Susan Walvius (12 yrs: 171-171)NR
14Texas20-95242-1 (Duke)Jody Conradt (33 yrs: 788-258)NR
15Old Dominion25-54383-1 (Connecticut)Wendy Larry (18 yrs: 405-146)18
16North Carolina24-84182-1 (Vanderbilt)Sylvia Hatchell (27 yrs: 602-249)NR
17Texas Tech18-113142-1 (Oklahoma)Marsha Sharp (19 yrs: 459-141)7
18Minnesota21-72931-1 (North Carolina)Brenda Oldfield (3 yrs: 57-30)NR
19Cincinnati26-42631-1 (South CarolinaLaurie Pirtle (20 yrs: 314-248)NR
20Colorado St.24-62390-1 (Tulane)Tom Collen (5 yrs: 129-33)24
21Boston College23-72320-1 (Mississippi)Cathy Inglese (16 yrs: 269-187)NR
22LSU17-111921-1 (Colorado)Sue Gunter (32 yrs: 651-296)NR
23Florida Int'l26-51411-1 (Penn St.)Cindy Russo (25 yrs: 526-201)NR
24Florida18-101120-1 (BYU)Carol Ross (12 yrs: 247-121)13
 Penn St.21-111122-1 (Connecticut)Rene Portland (26 yrs: 595-207)21
Others receiving votes: 26. Arizona St. (24-8, 105 points); 27. Arkansas (19-11, 44); 28. Notre Dame (19-9, 39); 29. Indiana (17-13, 35); 30. UNLV (23-7, 23); 31. Georgia (19-10, 17); 32. Villanova (19-10, 16); 33. TCU (23-6, 13); 34. BYU (22-8, 11); 35. Wisconsin (19-11, 9); 36. Santa Barbara (25-5, 8); 37. Creighton (24-9) and Drake (23-7, 5); 39. Mississippi St. (18-11), New Mexico (22-8) and Virginia Tech (19-10, 24); 42. Kent St. (20-10), Pepperdine (23-7) and Temple (20-10, 1).

NCAA Women's Division I Tournament Seeds

 WEST MIDWEST MIDEAST EAST
1Oklahoma (27-3)1Vanderbilt (27-6)1Connecticut (33-0)1Duke (27-3)
2Stanford (30-2)2Tennessee (25-4)2Purdue (23-5)2Baylor (26-5)
3Colorado (21-9)3Iowa St. (23-8)3Kansas St. (24-7)3South Carolina (22-6)
4Texas Tech (18-11)4North Carolina (25-7)4Penn St. (21-11)4Texas (20-9)
5Boston College (23-7)5Minnesota (21-7)5Florida Int'l (26-5)5La. Tech (25-4)
6LSU (17-11)6Florida (18-10)6Arkansas (19-11)6Cincinnati (26-4)
7Colorado St. (24-6)7Notre Dame (19-9)7Old Dominion (25-5)7Drake (23-7)
8Pepperdine (23-7)8Wisconsin (19-11)8Virginia (17-12)8TCU (23-6)
9Villanova (19-10)9Arizona St. (24-8)9Iowa (17-10)9Indiana (17-13)
10Tulane (23-10)10New Mexico (22-8)10Georgia (19-10)10Syracuse (18-12)
11Santa Clara (21-9)11BYU (22-8)11Clemson (17-11)11St. Peter's (25-5)
12Mississippi St. (18-11)12UNLV (23-7)12Creighton (24-9)12UC-Santa Barbara (25-5)
13S.F. Austin (24-5)13Harvard (21-5)13Chattanooga (23-7)13WI-Green Bay (24-6)
14Southern (26-4)14Temple (20-10)14Kent St. (20-10)14Liberty (23-7)
15Weber St. (22-8)15Georgia St. (21-9)15Austin Peay (19-11)15Bucknell (21-9)
16Hartford (16-14)16Oakland (17-13)16St. Francis-PA (18-11)16Norfolk St. (22-8)

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