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1976–77 AIAW Division I women's basketball rankings

A single human poll represents the 1976–77 AIAW Division I women's basketball rankings, the AP Poll, in addition to various publications' preseason polls. The women's basketball poll began during the 1976–1977 season, and was initially compiled by Mel Greenberg and published by The Philadelphia Inquirer. At first, it was a poll of coaches conducted via telephone, where coaches identified top teams and a list of the Top 20 team was produced. The initial list of coaches did not include Pat Summitt, who asked to join the group, not to improve her rankings, but because of the lack of media coverage, Summitt believed it would be a good way to stay on top of who the top teams were outside of her own schedule.[1] The contributors continued to be coaches until 1994, when the AP took over administration of the poll from Greenberg, and switched to a panel of writers.[2]

The AP poll is currently a poll of sportswriters. The AP conducts polls weekly through the end of the regular season and conference play.

LegendEdit

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AP PollEdit

Source[3]

Team 25-Nov 8-Dec 15-Dec 22-Dec 12-Jan 19-Jan 26-Jan 2-Feb 9-Mar 16-Mar
Delta St. 1 2 1 3 3 2 1 2 1 1
Immaculata 3 3 4 2 2 3 3 3 2 2
Saint Joseph’s 14 13 11 10 11 10 9 3
Cal St. Fullerton 5 5 6 8 5 5 5 5 11 4
Tennessee 17 19 16 13 12 10 12 10 5
Tennessee Tech 4 7 12 6 6 6 6 6 7 6
Wayland Baptist 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 4 7
Montclair St. 8 8 8 10 7 7 7 7 3 8
Stephen F. Austin 12 12 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 9
North Carolina St. 18 17 16 15 14 9 8 10
LSU 11
Baylor 13 13 13 12 15 16 17 19 12
UCLA 11 9 7 7 10 9 8 8 6 13
Old Dominion 20 17 18 16 16 12 14
Southeastern La. 15 14 15
Maryland 15 16 15 14 12 13 12 13 13 16
Michigan St. 17
Mississippi Col. 10 10 9 9 8 11 18 18
Southern Conn. St. 14 15 16 20 19
Kansas St. 19 19 20
Illinois St. 16 20 20
Indiana St. 18 20 20
Kentucky 19 17 18 19 19 19
Long Beach St. 18 20
Memphis 18 17 15 18 16
Mercer 6 14
Ole Miss 14
Queens (NY) 9 11 10 15 20
Texas 14 14 13 17 18
UNLV 17 4 3 5 9 8 9 11 15
Valdosta St. 19
William Penn 7 6 11 11 20 17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Greenberg, Mel. ""The stare" may have been Summitt's trademark, but it did not define her true personality". FullCourt.com. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 8 Nov 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Mel Greenberg Class of 2004/2005 – Sports Writer". Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 8 Nov 2012.
  3. ^ "Division I Women's Basketball Records" (PDF). NCAA.org.