WBB Week 5: Ohio State rises into top three

A pair of Big Ten teams are tied at No. 3 in this week’s women’s basketball rankings. Ohio State and Indiana, both undefeated, each received 176 votes this week. The Buckeyes defeated New Hampshire and Michigan State last week, which the Hoosiers beat Penn State and Illinois.

RankTeamPointsTrend
1 8 South Carolina200
2Stanford191
T-3Indiana176
T-3Ohio State176+2
5Notre Dame172-2
6North Carolina152+1
7Virginia Tech149+1
8UConn145-3
9North Carolina State135
10LSU110+1
11UCLA109+4
12Utah104
13Iowa98+5
14Maryland95+7
15Oregon86+2
16Iowa State83-6
17Creighton61-1
18Arkansas57+1
19Michigan54-5
20Baylor50
21Kansas38NR
22Arizona36-10
23Oklahoma20-1
24Texas17-1
25Villanova16NR
Italicized numbers to the left of school names signify number of first-place votes

New entrants: Kansas (21), Villanova (25)

Dropped out: Marquette (T-24), Duke (T-24)

Receiving votes: Gonzaga (12), Virginia (11), Duke (11), St. John’s (7), UMass (6), South Florida (5), Drake (3), Marquette (2), Washington (1)

A full breakdown of individual ballots cast by each voter can be found here.

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