Richey's women's basketball ballot breakdown: Feb. 12, 2019

Richey's women's basketball ballot breakdown: Feb. 12, 2019

A look at how Illinois basketball beat writer — and Associated Press Top 25 voter — Scott Richey's polls compared with those of the AP:

AP Top 25

 

Team Rec. Prev.

1. Baylor (22) 21-1 1

2. Louisville (3) 23-1 2

3. Oregon (3) 23-1 3

4. UConn 21-2 5

5. Mississippi State 22-1 6

6. Notre Dame 22-3 4

7. Maryland 22-2 10

8. Marquette 21-3 8

9. Oregon State 20-4 7

10. Stanford 19-4 11

11. South Carolina 17-5 12

12. North Carolina State 21-2 9

13. Gonzaga 22-2 13

14. Iowa 19-5 16

15. Texas 19-5 14

16. Syracuse 18-5 15

17. Kentucky 19-5 19

18. Iowa State 18-5 22

19. Arizona State 16-6 10

20. Miami 21-5 25

21. Florida State 20-4 24

22. Texas A&M 18-5 18

23. Rutgers 17-6 20

24. Michigan State 16-6 23

25. South Dakota 22-3 NR

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Utah 32, UCF 26, Drake 8, UCLA 8, Rice 6, Missouri 3, Boise State 2, Minnesota 2, West Virginia 1, Ohio 1, South Dakota State 1.

Scott's Top 25

Team Prev.

1. Baylor 1

2. Louisville 2

3. Oregon 3

4. UConn 4

5. Mississippi State 6

6. Maryland 7

7. Notre Dame 5

8. Marquette 11

9. North Carolina State 8

10. Iowa 12

11. South Carolina 14

12. Stanford 8

13. Oregon State 10

14. Texas 13

15. Iowa State 17

16. Gonzaga 18

17. Florida State 16

18. Kentucky 21

19. Miami NR

20. Syracuse 15

21. Arizona State 24

22. Rice 25

23. Texas A&M 19

24. Rutgers 22

25. Michigan State 23

SCOTT'S TAKE: Best player in the country not nearly enough people are talking about? That would be Iowa senior Megan Gustafson. The 6-foot-3 forward is averaging 27.3 points and 12.8 rebounds this season and tied the Big Ten career record with her 77th double-double in the Hawkeyes' Sunday win against Ohio State.

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