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The Final Regular Season AP Women's Top 25 Poll for the College Basketball's 1998-99 Season

Taken before start of NCAA tournament.

The sportswriters & broadcasters poll: first place votes in parentheses; records through Sunday, February 28, 1999; 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 1999 postseason), and preseason ranking. Teams in bold type went on to reach the NCAA Final Four.

    Feb. 28
Record
Points NCAA Recap Head Coach Preseason
Rank
1 Purdue (37) 27-1 1020 6-0 Carolyn Peck (2 yrs: 57-11) 5
2 Tennessee (2) 28-2 983 3-1 (Duke) Pat Summitt (25 yrs: 695-146) 1
3 Louisiana Tech (1) 24-2 945 4-1 (Purdue) Leon Barmore (17 yrs: 489-74) 2
4 Colorado St. (1) 29-1 899 2-1 (UCLA) Tom Collen (2 yrs: 57-9) NR
5 Old Dominion 23-3 846 2-1 (Duke) Wendy Larry (15 yrs: 329-126) 15
6 Connecticut 25-4 819 2-1 (Iowa St.) Geno Auriemma (14 yrs: 357-94) 3
7 Rutgers 26-4 759 3-1 (Purdue) Vivian Stringer (27 yrs: 595-183) 12
8 Notre Dame 24-3 720 1-1 (LSU) Muffet McGraw (17 yrs: 349-151) 17
9 Texas Tech 25-3 666 2-1 (Rutgers) Marsha Sharp (17 yrs: 406-129) 14
10 Duke 24-6 623 5-1 (Purdue) Gail Goestenkors (7 yrs: 148-68) 4
11 North Carolina 26-6 569 2-1 (Purdue) Sylvia Hatchell (24 yrs: 541-213) 10
12 Virginia Tech 26-2 564 2-1 (Tennessee) Bonnie Henrickson (2 yrs: 50-13) NR
13 Clemson 23-5 545 2-1 (Georgia) Jim Davis (13 yrs: 278-124) NR
14 Georgia 23-6 490 4-1 (Duke) Andy Landers (20 yrs: 486-148) 7
15 Oregon 23-4 438 1-1 (Iowa St.) Jody Runge (6 yrs: 120-53) NR
16 UCLA 21-7 424 3-1 (La. Tech) Kathy Olivier (6 yrs: 97-74) 6
17 Santa Barbara 23-3 320 0-1 (SW Mo. St.) Mark French (20 yrs: 334-225) 24
18 Penn St. 21-7 305 1-1 (La. Tech) Rene Portland (23 yrs: 523-180 NR
19 Virginia 20-8 257 0-1 (Penn St.) Debbie Ryan (22 yrs: 501-174) 8
20 LSU 20-7 250 2-1 (La. Tech) Sue Gunter (29 yrs: 588-266) NR
21 Iowa St. 20-6 219 3-1 (Georgia) Bill Fennelly (11 yrs: 250-91) 22t
22 Alabama 19-10 149 1-1 (UNC) Rick Moody (10 yrs: 219-92) 9
23 Florida International 21-5 102 0-1 (Xavier) Cindy Russo (22 yrs: 463-172) NR
24 Tulane 23-5 68 0-1 (St. Joe's) Lisa Stockton (8 yrs: 185-65) NR
25 Kansas 21-8 67 1-1 (Purdue) Marian Washington (26 yrs: 503-276) 11
Others receiving votes: 26. Auburn (19-8) 63 pts; 27. SW Missouri St. (23-5) 50; 28. Cincinnati (20-9) 26; 29. Kentucky (20-10) 24; 30. Illinois (18-10) 22; 31. Toledo (24-5) 21; 32. Xavier (23-7) 12; 33. St. Mary's-CA (26-6) 11; 34. Arizona (16-9) 10; 35. Western Ky. (20-6) 9; 36. Boston College (21-7) and Marquette (21-8) 8; 38. St. Joseph's-PA (21-7) 4; 39. Kansas St. (14-12) and Stanford (16-11) 3; 41. New Mexico (21-5) 2; 42. Georgetown (18-10) and Utah (21-5) 1.

NCAA Women's Division I Tournament Seeds

  WEST   MIDWEST   MIDEAST   EAST
1 La. Tech (26-2) 1 Purdue (28-1) 1 Connecticut (27-4) 1 Tennessee (28-2)
2 Colorado St. (31-2) 2 Clemson (24-5) 2 Texas Tech (28-3) 2 Old Dominion (26-3)
3 UCLA (23-7) 3 Rutgers (26-5) 3 Georgia (23-6) 3 Duke (24-6)
4 LSU (20-7) 4 North Carolina (26-7) 4 Iowa St. (22-7) 4 Va. Tech (26-2)
5 Notre Dame (25-4) 5 Alabama (19-10) 5 Oregon (24-5) 5 Auburn (19-8)
6 Kentuky (20-10) 6 Arizona (17-10) 6 Toledo (25-5) 6 Tulane (24-5)
7 SW Missouri St. (24-6) 7 Mississippi St. (17-10) 7 Illinois (18-11) 7 Stanford (18-11)
8 Penn St. (21-7) 8 Marquette (21-7) 8 Xavier (23-8) 8 Boston College (21-7)
9 Virginia (20-8) 9 Kansas (22-9) 9 Florida Int'l. (23-6) 9 Ohio St. (17-11)
10 UC-Santa Barbara (26-3) 10 N.C. State (16-11) 10 Louisville (21-10) 10 Maine (23-6)
11 Nebraska (21-11) 11 Florida (19-13) 11 SMU (19-10) 11 St. Joseph's (23-7)
12 St. Mary's-CA (26-6) 12 Grambling (25-4) 12 Cincinnati (22-8) 12 Texas (16-11)
13 Evansville (19-10) 13 Northeastern (22-7) 13 Santa Clara (22-6) 13 St. Peter's (25-5)
14 WI-Green Bay (19-9) 14 Dartmouth (19-8) 14 Liberty (21-7) 14 Holy Cross (21-7)
15 CS-Northridge (21-7) 15 S.F. Austin (17-11) 15 Fla. A&M (18-11) 15 Tennessee Tech (21-8)
16 Cent. Florida (20-9) 16 Oral Roberts (17-12) 16 St. Francis (18-11) 16 Appalachian St. (14-14)

 

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