New York, NY (Sports Network) - Baylor was a unanimous choice as the top team
in the final women's college basketball poll, released Monday by the
The Lady Bears won the Big 12 Tournament and received all 40 first-place votes
for a total of 1,000 points from a nationwide media panel. Baylor was an
undisputed top pick for the fourth straight week and the No. 1 team for the
final 11 polls.
Riding a 30-game winning streak since a two-point loss to Stanford in
November, Baylor will enter this year's NCAA Tournament in similar fashion to
last year. The Lady Bears were also the top-ranked team in the final poll last
year before going on to complete an undefeated season with a national
The entire top-25 remained unchanged from last week.
Notre Dame, Connecticut, Stanford, Duke, California, Kentucky, Penn State,
Texas A&M and Tennessee rounded out the top 10.
The second 10 consisted of UCLA, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, Delaware,
Louisville, South Carolina, Dayton, Colorado and Green Bay, while the last
five teams ranked were Purdue, Syracuse, Iowa State, Nebraska and Florida
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