Top 25 Women’s College Basketball Rankings 2023: Week 18 AP Top 25 Poll

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The women’s college basketball regular season is winding down and we are days away from Selection Sunday with the conference tournaments underway. This week, the Associated Press announced its latest rankings of the 2022-23 season with the Week 18 AP Top 25 poll.

Once again, the South Carolina Gamecocks continue to have a stranglehold on the No. 1 spot in the poll, extending their streak to 37 straight weeks which is the second-most in NCAA history. South Carolina picked up all 28 first-place votes.

In the No. 2 spot is the Iowa Hawkeyes, who jumped five spots after an impressive run in the Big Ten Tournament.

Rounding out the top five is the Indiana Hoosiers, Virginia Tech Hokies, and Stanford Cardinal. Utah and LSU, meanwhile, fell out of the top five after falling five spots to No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.

Where does your favorite team stand in the latest rankings?

The full Week 18 women’s basketball AP Top 25 Poll can be seen below.

March 17, 2016 - Spokane, WA: A game ball sits on court the day prior to the start of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament games at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.


  1. South Carolina (28)
  2. Iowa
  3. Indiana
  4. Virginia Tech
  5. Stanford
  6. Maryland
  7. UConn
  8. Utah
  9. LSU
  10. Villanova
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Ohio State
  13. Duke
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Texas
  16. Gonzaga
  17. UCLA
  18. Michigan
  19. North Carolina
  20. Colorado
  21. UNLV
  22. Washington State
  23. Tennessee
  24. Arizona
  25. Middle Tennessee

Others receiving votes: Iowa State 57, South Florida 56, Creighton 37, Louisville 30, Florida Gulf Coast 15, Ole Miss 14, South Dakota State 10, Toledo 8, Florida State 2, North Carolina State 2, USC 1

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.

Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2022-23: Week 18 AP Top 25 Poll
Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2022-23: Week 18 AP Top 25 Poll