After making history last night by going 40-0 on their way to the 2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship, the Baylor Lady Bears have been voted No. 1 in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll that was released on Wednesday. There is no AP Poll as the last one was released at the end of the regular season after conference tournaments.
The UConn Huskies, who finished third in that final AP Poll, finish the season as the No. 4 team in the country. The top five of the poll is Baylor, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Stanford Cardinal, UConn and the Maryland Terrapins.
Joining the Irish and Huskies in the top 25 from the Big East are the No. 15 St. John's Red Storm, No. 16 Louisville Cardinals, No. 17 Georgetown Hoyas and No. 24 DePaul Blue Demons.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and West Virginia Mountaineers were among the others receiving votes.
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|ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll|
|Dropped from rankings:|
|Rutgers 20, Nebraska 22|
|Others receiving votes:|
|Nebraska 70, Rutgers 68, LSU 42, California 27, West Virginia 16, Arkansas 14, Oklahoma 8, Middle Tennessee 7, Kansas State 5, Vanderbilt 4, Florida 3, FGCU 2, Oklahoma State 2, Princeton 1, UTEP 1, Marist 1|