Stanford has climbed to No. 2 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll following its impressive run to the Pac-12 Conference championship. The Cardinal won three games in the conference tournament by an average of 31 points, including a 20-point win over then-No. 9 UCLA for the title. Coach Tara VanDerveer’s team received five of the 29 first-place votes from a national media panel. Stanford trails only UConn in the poll. The Huskies got 22 first-place votes. North Carolina State stayed No. 3 after edging Louisville for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. The Wolfpack received the other two first-place votes. Texas A&M and South Carolina rounded out the top five teams in the poll.

RecordPtsPrv
1. UConn (22)23-17161
2. Stanford (5)25-26784
3. NC State (2)20-26763
4. Texas A&M23-26092
5. South Carolina22-45987
6. Baylor21-25966
7. Louisville23-35575
7. Maryland21-25578
9. Indiana18-447910
10. UCLA16-54709
11. Arizona16-541011
12. Georgia20-640816
13. Michigan14-433212
14. Tennessee16-732514
15. Arkansas19-826013
16. Gonzaga21-324918
17. West Virginia19-424820
18. Kentucky17-824017
19. Rutgers14-322424
20. South Florida15-319615
21. Missouri St.20-217923
22. Ohio St.13-78222
23. Oregon13-87319
24. Florida Gulf Coast23-254-
25. South Dakota St.21-35321

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