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The Final Regular Season AP Women's Top 25 Poll for College Basketball's 2000–2001 Season

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
Points NCAA Recap Head Coach Preseason
Rank
1 Connecticut (32) 28-2 990 4-1 (Notre Dame) Geno Auriemma (16 yrs: 425-98) 1
2 Notre Dame (5) 28-2 951 6-0 Muffet McGraw (19 yrs: 410-158) 6
3 Tennessee (3) 29-2 934 2-1 (Xavier) Pat Summitt (27 yrs: 759-153) 2
4 Georgia 26-5 860 1-1 (Missouri) Andy Landers (26 yrs: 627-179) 3
5 Duke 28-3 851 2-1 (SW Mo. St.) Gail Goestenkors (9 yrs: 206-78) 5
6 Louisiana Tech 28-4 778 3-1 (UConn) Leon Barmore (18 yrs: 551-82) 9
7 Oklahoma 26-5 722 2-1 (Washington) Sherri Coale (5 yrs: 81-69) 14
8 Iowa St. 25-5 715 2-1 (Vanderbilt) Bill Fennelly (13 yrs: 304-103) 10
9 Purdue 26-6 642 5-1 (Notre Dame) Kristy Curry (2 yrs: 54-15) 4
10 Vanderbilt 21-9 618 3-1 (Notre Dame) Jim Foster (23 yrs: 474-218) 20
11 Rutgers 22-7 598 1-1 (SW Mo. St.) C. Vivian Stringer (29 yrs: 644-199) 8
12 Xavier 28-2 566 3-1 (Purdue) Melanie Balcomb (8 yrs: 151-85) NR
13 Texas Tech 23-6 522 2-1 (Purdue) Marsha Sharp (19 yrs: 459-141) 16
14 Florida 23-5 492 1-1 (Washington) Carol Ross (11 yrs: 229-110) NR
15 SW Missouri St. 25-5 399 4-1 (Purdue) Cheryl Burnett (14 yrs: 303-123) 21
16 Iowa 20-9 374 1-1 (Utah) Lisa Bluder (17 yrs: 377-152) NR
17 Utah 26-3 371 2-1 (Notre Dame) Elaine Elliott (18 yrs: 374-152) NR
18 LSU 19-10 303 1-1 (Purdue) Sue Gunter (31 yrs: 633-284) 7
19 N.C. State 20-10 287 2-1 (UConn) Kay Yow (30 yrs: 611-253) NR
20 Colorado 21-8 236 1-1 (Vanderbilt) Ceal Barry (22 yrs: 431-239) NR
21 Penn St. 19-9 161 0-1 (TCU) Rene Portland (25 yrs: 572-195) 13
22 Clemson 20-9 120 1-1 (Xavier) Jim Davis (15 yrs: 318-146) NR
23 Baylor 21-8 85 0-1 (Arkansas) Kim Mulkey-Robinson (1 yr: 21-9) NR
24 Wisconsin 18-9 82 0-1 (Missouri) Jane Albright (18 yrs: 323-184) 18
25 Arizona St. 20-10 35 0-1 (LSU) Charli Turner Thorne (8 yrs: 105-117) NR
  Virginia Tech 21-8 35 1-1 (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
1 Duke (28-3) 1 Notre Dame (28-2) 1 Tennessee (29-2) 1 Connecticut (28-2)
2 Oklahoma (26-5) 2 Iowa St. (25-5) 2 Texas Tech (23-6) 2 Georgia (26-5)
3 Florida (23-5) 3 Vanderbilt (21-9) 3 Purdue (26-6) 3 La. Tech (28-4)
4 Rutgers (22-7) 4 Iowa (20-9) 4 Xavier (28-2) 4 N.C. State (20-10)
5 SW Missouri St. (25-5) 5 Utah (26-3) 5 Clemson (20-9) 5 Villanova (21-8)
6 Washington (19-9) 6 Colorado (21-8) 6 LSU (19-10) 6 Penn St. (19-9)
7 Geo. Washington (22-9) 7 Florida St. (18-11) 7 Va. Tech (21-8) 7 Wisconsin (18-9)
8 Baylor (21-8) 8 Michigan (18-11) 8 Texas (20-12) 8 Maryland (17-11)
9 Arkansas (19-12) 9 Virginia (18-13) 9 St. Mary's-CA (25-5) 9 Colorado St. (24-6)
10 Stanford (18-10) 10 Tulane (22-9) 10 Denver (24-6) 10 Missouri (20-9)
11 Old Dominion (21-8) 11 Siena (24-5) 11 Arizona St. (20-10) 11 TCU (24-7)
12 Toledo (25-5) 12 Fairfield (25-5) 12 Chattanooga (24-6) 12 Drake (23-6)
13 Stephen F. Austin (26-6) 13 Oregon (17-11) 13 Louisville (19-9) 13 Delaware (26-4)
14 Holy Cross (21-8) 14 Idaho St. (25-4) 14 UC-Santa Barbara (22-8) 14 Georgia St. (24-6)
15 Oral Roberts (20-10) 15 Howard (21-9) 15 Pennsylvania (22-5) 15 Liberty (18-11)
16 WI-Milwaukee (19-10) 16 Alcorn St. (21-10) 16 Austin Peay (17-13) 16 Long Island (16-14)

 

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