Top 25 Women’s College Basketball Rankings 2021: Week 16 AP Top 25 Poll

JAMAICA-FEB 2: Connecticut Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma reacts on the sidelines against the St. John's Red Storm at Carnesecca Arena on February 2, 2013 in Jamaica, Queens, New York.

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The women’s college basketball season is winding down and March Madness is just around the corner. With the latest week of action from the new season under our belts, the Associated Press announced the AP Top 25 for Week 16 of the regular season.

The UConn Huskies continue to sit atop the rankings with a 23-1 record and 22 of a possible 30 first-place votes.

Stanford, meanwhile, jumped to No. 2 while North Carolina State, Texas A&M, and the South Carolina Gamecocks round out the top five.

The full Week 16 top 25 women’s AP Poll can be seen below.

Where does your favorite team stand?

  1. UConn
  2. Stanford
  3. North Carolina State
  4. Texas A&M
  5. South Carolina
  6. Baylor
  7. Louisville
  8. Maryland
  9. Indiana
  10. UCLA
  11. Arizona
  12. Georgia
  13. Michigan
  14. Tennessee
  15. Arkansas
  16. Gonzaga
  17. West Virginia
  18. Kentucky
  19. Rutgers
  20. South Florida
  21. Missouri State
  22. Ohio State
  23. Oregon
  24. Florida Gulf Coast
  25. South Dakota State

Others receiving votes: Marquette 52, Stephen F. Austin 34, Oregon State 22, Oklahoma State 15, Georgia Tech 11, Virginia Tech 10, Iowa 5, DePaul 5, UCF 2


About the Associated Press Top 25 Poll

The Associated Press college basketball poll started on Jan. 20, 1949. The original poll had 20 teams, with Saint Louis the first school to hold the No. 1 ranking. From the 1961-62 season through 1967-68 only 10 teams were ranked. It expanded again to 20 teams from 1968-69 through 1988-89. The Top 25 began the next season, and it has stayed at that number ever since. The AP’s final poll is released after the field for the NCAA Tournament is selected.

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