Richey's women's basketball ballot breakdown: March 12, 2019

Richey's women's basketball ballot breakdown: March 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 (28) 30-1 1

2. UConn 30-2 2

3. Notre Dame 30-3 4

4. Mississippi State 30-2 5

5. Louisville 29-3 3

6. Stanford 28-4 7

7. Oregon 29-4 6

8. Iowa 26-6 10

9. Maryland 28-4 8

10. North Carolina State 26-5 9

11. Oregon State 24-7 11

12. Gonzaga 27-3 14

T-13. Iowa State 25-7 19

T-13. Marquette 25-6 17

15. Syracuse 24-8 18

16. South Carolina 21-9 12

17. Texas A&M 24-7 15

18. Kentucky 24-7 13

19. Miami 24-8 16

20. UCLA 20-12 25

21. Drake 25-5 22

22. Texas 23-9 21

23. Arizona State 20-10 20

24. Rice 25-3 24

25. Florida State 23-8 22

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: DePaul 34, South Dakota State 33, South Dakota 22, Missouri 13, Florida Gulf Coast 10, BYU 9, Kansas State 8, Central Florida 3, Boise State 1, Quinnipiac 1, Rutgers 1, Wright State 1.

Scott's Top 25

Team Prev.

1. Baylor 1

2. UConn 2

3. Mississippi State 4

4. Notre Dame 6

5. Louisville 3

6. Stanford 8

7. Oregon 5

8. Iowa 13

9. Maryland 7

10. North Carolina State 9

11. Marquette 14

12. Iowa State 16

13. Oregon State 10

14. South Carolina 11

15. Kentucky 12

16. Gonzaga 15

17. Syracuse 17

18. Rice 21

19. Florida Gulf Coast 23

20. Drake 25

21. Texas 18

22. Miami 19

23. Texas A&M 20

24. Florida State 22

25. BYU 24

SCOTT'S TAKE: Can't write enough about the season Megan Gustafson is having at Iowa. The 6-foot-3 center leads the country in scoring (28 ppg), ranks third in rebounding (13.3 rpg) and trails only Cal's Kristen Anigwe in double-doubles (31 to 30). Gustafson dropped 45 and 10 in Iowa's Big Ten tournament title win.

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