Cougar Women’s Basketball Receiving Votes In National Polls

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State women’s basketball is receiving votes in both the Associated Press Top-25 and the USA Today Coaches Polls released this week.

The Cougars are coming off a season-opening weekend that saw them post a convincing 76-60 victory over No. 22 Dayton and a 84-34 win over Idaho State to start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2005-06. WSU received 10 votes in the AP poll and nine votes from coaches across in the country in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

Washington State received votes in the coaches poll towards the end of last season after beating four ranked teams throughout the season including No. 20 California at the Pac-12 Conference Tournament. It was the first time the Cougars received votes in a top-25 poll since midway through the 1991-92 season. WSU received votes on three different occasions that season following the 1990-91 campaign that saw the Cougars earn the program’s only trip to the NCAA Tournament.

The Cougars continue their season-opening four-game homestand Wednesday hosting No. 16 Nebraska. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP-25

1 Connecticut (35) 1-0 875
2 South Carolina 1-0 827
3 Notre Dame 1-0 804
4 Tennessee 1-0 756
5 Texas A&M 3-0 697
6 Stanford 1-0 667
7 Duke 1-0 614
8 Baylor 1-0 580
9 Maryland 2-0 561
10 Texas 1-0 545
11 North Carolina 2-0 513
12 Louisville 2-0 504
13 Kentucky 1-0 497
14 California 1-0 427
15 Michigan St 1-0 408
16 Nebraska 2-0 355
17 West Virginia 1-0 331
18 Depaul 2-1 253
18 Iowa 2-0 253
20 Oregon St 2-0 215
21 Oklahoma St 2-0 187
22 Rutgers 1-0 106
23 Syracuse 1-0 100
24 Georgia 2-0 42
24 Purdue 1-0 42
24 Gonzaga 1-0 42
  • Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 24, James Madison 15, NC State 14, Minnesota 12, South Florida 12, Arkansas 11, Florida St 11, Mississippi St 11, Vanderbilt 10, Washington State 10, St. John's 8, UCLA 8, Albany 5, Green Bay 5, Oregon 4, Western Kentucky 4, Arizona St 4, Arkansas-Little Rock 2, Kansas 1, Georgia Tech 1, Iowa State 1, Northwestern 1

 

USA TODAY COACHES POLL

1 Stanford (14) 2-0 764
2 Notre Dame (6) 1-0 748
3 South Carolina (8) 1-0 739
4 Connecticut (4) 1-1 736
5 Tennessee 2-0 675
6 Texas A&M 3-0 613
7 Duke 1-0 601
8 Maryland 2-0 576
9 Kentucky 2-0 550
10 Louisville 2-0 506
11 North Carolina 2-0 468
12 Baylor 1-1 440
13 Texas 1-0 403
14 California 1-0 378
15 Nebraska 2-0 319
16 West Virginia 2-0 300
17 Michigan St 1-0 285
18 Iowa 2-0 235
19 Oklahoma St 2-0 219
20 Depaul 2-1 208
21 Oregon St 2-0 170
22 Syracuse 1-0 93
23 James Madison 2-0 53
24 Rutgers 1-0 44
25 South Florida 2-0 43
  • Others receiving votes: Georgia 41, Gonzaga 38, Purdue 24, Vanderbilt 24, Florida St 16, St. John's 15, Oklahoma 11, Washington State 9, Western Kentucky 8, NC State 8, Dayton 6, Albany 5, Penn State 5, Arizona St 5, Virginia 3, Mississippi St 3, BYU 3, Richmond 2, Arkansas-Little Rock 2, Oregon 2, Seton Hall 1, CS Northridge 1, Ohio State 1

 

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