Aggies Finish Eighth In Final Poll

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M women’s basketball team tied a program-best with a No. 8 national ranking in the final USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 Coaches Poll released by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Wednesday.

It marked the second consecutive year in which the Aggies landed a spot in the final Coaches Poll next to a No. 21 finish in last year’s poll. A&M also finished No. 8 in the final Associated Press Top 25 Poll on March 17. The Aggies were the highest-rated Big 12 Conference school of the five included in the final poll ahead of Oklahoma State, Baylor, Oklahoma and Kansas State.

A&M closed out a record-setting season with its first-ever Big 12 Tournament title and first-ever NCAA Elite Eight appearance. The Aggies, seeded a school-record No. 2 in the NCAA Tournament, compiled a 29-8 overall record which marked the most victories in a single season in school history. They also won a school-record 12-straight games including 16 of their last 18 and dibs as one of the hottest teams in the country.

FINAL USA TODAY/ESPN TOP 25 COACHES POLL

1. Tennessee (36-2)

2. Stanford (35-4)

3. Connecticut (36-2)

4. LSU (31-6)

5. North Carolina (33-3)

6. Rutgers (27-7)

7. Maryland (33-4)

8. Texas A&M (29-8)

9. Duke (25-10)

10. Old Dominion (31-5)

11. Oklahoma State (27-8)

12. Louisville (26-10)

13. Notre Dame (25-9)

14. George Washington (27-7)

15. Vanderbilt (25-9)

16. Pittsburgh (24-11)

17. Baylor (25-7)

18. California (27-7)

19. Oklahoma (22-9)

20. West Virginia (25-8)

21. Kansas State (22-10)

22. Virginia (24-10)

23. Marist (32-3)

24. Georgia (23-10)

25. UTEP (28-4)

TEXAS A&M WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-TIME FINAL NATIONAL RANKINGS

1995-96 Season – No. 25 (AP) / None (Coaches)

2005-06 Season – No. 20 (AP) / None (Coaches)

2006-07 Season – No. 16 (AP) / No. 21 (Coaches)

2007-08 Season – No. 8 (AP) / No. 8 (Coaches)



 
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