2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season

The 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season began in November 2017[specify] and will end with the Final Four title game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on April 1, 2018. Practices officially began in September 2017.

Season headlines[]

Milestones and records[]

Conference membership changes[]

Three schools joined new conferences for the 2017–18 season.

School Former conference New conference
IUPUI Summit League Horizon League[10]
Valparaiso Horizon League Missouri Valley Conference[11]
Wichita State Missouri Valley Conference American Athletic Conference[12]

In addition to the schools changing conferences, the 2017–18 season will be the last for three schools in their current conferences:

New arenas[]

Temporary arenas[]

Four Division I women's teams are playing the 2017–18 season in temporary homes due to renovation of their current venues.

Pre-season polls[]

The top 25 from the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls.

Associated Press
Ranking Team
1 Connecticut (22)
2 Texas
3 Baylor
4 South Carolina
5 Ohio State
6 Notre Dame
7 Mississippi State
8 UCLA
9 Louisville
10 Stanford
11 Oregon
12 Duke
13 West Virginia
14 Tennessee
15 Maryland
16 Missouri
17 Marquette
18 Florida State
19 Oregon State
20 Texas A&M
California
22 Oklahoma
23 South Florida
24 Michigan
25 DePaul
USA Today Coaches
Ranking Team
1 Connecticut (25)
2 South Carolina (7)
3 Baylor
4 Mississippi State
5 Notre Dame
6 Texas
7 UCLA
8 Ohio State
9 Stanford
10 Louisville
11 Oregon
12 Duke
13 Maryland
14 Florida State
15 West Virginia
16 Missouri
17 Oregon State
18 Tennessee
19 Marquette
20 DePaul
21 Oklahoma
22 South Florida
23 Michigan
24 Miami (FL)
25 California
Washington

Regular Season[]

Early preseason tournament[]

Tournament upsets[]

For this list, an "upset" is defined as a win by a team seeded 7 or more spots below its defeated opponent.

Conference winners and tournaments[]

Each of the 32 Division I athletic conferences ends its regular season with a single-elimination tournament. The team with the best regular-season record in each conference is given the number one seed in each tournament, with tiebreakers used as needed in the case of ties for the top seeding. The winners of these tournaments receive automatic invitations to the 2018 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament.

Conference Regular
season first place
Conference
Player of the Year
Conference
Coach of the Year
Conference
tournament
Tournament
venue (city)
Tournament
winner
America East Conference 2018 America East Women's Basketball Tournament First round: Campus sites
Quarterfinals/semifinals: Cross Insurance Arena (Portland, ME)
Final: Top surviving seed
American Athletic Conference 2018 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Mohegan Sun Arena
(Uncasville, CT)
Atlantic 10 Conference 2018 Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Tournament First round: Campus sites
Remainder: Richmond Coliseum
(Richmond, VA)
Atlantic Coast Conference 2018 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament Greensboro Coliseum
(Greenshoro, NC)
Atlantic Sun Conference 2018 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Tournament Campus sites
Big 12 Conference 2018 Big 12 Women's Basketball Tournament Chesapeake Energy Arena
(Oklahoma City, OK)
Big East Conference 2018 Big East Women's Basketball Tournament Wintrust Arena
(Chicago, IL)
Big Sky Conference 2018 Big Sky Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Reno Events Center
(Reno, NV)
Big South Conference 2018 Big South Conference Women's Basketball Tournament First round: Campus sites
Quarterfinals/semifinals: #1 seed
Final: Top surviving seed
Big Ten Conference 2018 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(Indianapolis, IN)
Big West Conference 2018 Big West Conference Women's Basketball Tournament First round and quarterfinals: Titan Gym (Fullerton, CA)
Semifinals and final: Honda Center
(Anaheim, CA)
Colonial Athletic Association 2018 CAA Women's Basketball Tournament Daskalakis Athletic Center
(Philadelphia, PA)
Conference USA 2018 Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament Ford Center
(Frisco, TX)
Horizon League 2018 Horizon League Women's Basketball Tournament Little Caesars Arena
(Detroit, MI)
Ivy League 2018 Ivy League Women's Basketball Tournament Palestra
(Philadelphia, PA)
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 2018 MAAC Women's Basketball Tournament Times Union Center
(Albany, NY)
Mid-American Conference 2018 Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Tournament First round: Campus sites
Remainder: Quicken Loans Arena
(Cleveland, OH)
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 2018 MEAC Women's Basketball Tournament Norfolk Scope
(Norfolk, VA)
Missouri Valley Conference 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament TaxSlayer Center
(Moline, IL)
Mountain West Conference 2018 Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Thomas & Mack Center
(Paradise, NV)
Northeast Conference 2018 Northeast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Campus sites
Ohio Valley Conference 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Ford Center
(Evansville, IN)
Pac-12 Conference 2018 Pac-12 Conference Women's Basketball Tournament KeyArena
(Seattle, WA)
Patriot League 2018 Patriot League Women's Basketball Tournament Campus sites
Southeastern Conference 2018 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament Bridgestone Arena
(Nashville, TN)
Southern Conference 2018 Southern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament U.S. Cellular Center
(Asheville, NC)
Southland Conference 2018 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Leonard E. Merrell Center
(Katy, TX)
Southwestern Athletic Conference 2018 SWAC Women's Basketball Tournament Toyota Center
(Houston, TX)
The Summit League 2018 Summit League Women's Basketball Tournament Denny Sanford Premier Center
(Sioux Falls, SD)
Sun Belt Conference 2018 Sun Belt Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Lakefront Arena
(New Orleans, LA)
West Coast Conference 2018 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Orleans Arena
(Paradise, NV)
Western Athletic Conference 2018 WAC Women's Basketball Tournament Orleans Arena
(Paradise, NV)

Award winners[]

All-America teams[]

The NCAA has never recognized a consensus All-America team in women's basketball. This differs from the practice in men's basketball, in which the NCAA uses a combination of selections by the Associated Press (AP), the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Sporting News, and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) to determine a consensus All-America team. The selection of a consensus team is possible because all four organizations select at least a first and second team, with only the USBWA not selecting a third team.

However, of the major selectors in women's basketball, only the AP divides its selections into separate teams. The women's counterpart to the NABC, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), selects a single 10-member (plus ties) team, as does the USBWA. The NCAA does not recognize Sporting News as an All-America selector in women's basketball.

Major player of the year awards[]

Major freshman of the year awards[]

Major coach of the year awards[]

Other major awards[]

Conference standings[]

2017–18 American Athletic Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Connecticut 7 0   1.000     18 0   1.000
South Florida 5 2   .714     15 5   .750
UCF 5 2   .714     13 7   .650
Cincinnati 4 2   .667     12 7   .632
Houston 4 3   .571     15 6   .714
Wichita State 4 3   .571     9 12   .429
East Carolina 2 4   .333     10 9   .526
Tulane 2 4   .333     10 9   .526
Tulsa 2 4   .333     8 11   .421
Memphis 2 4   .333     7 12   .368
Temple 1 5   .167     9 9   .500
SMU 1 5   .167     7 12   .368
2018 American Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 America East Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Albany 3 1   .750     14 3   .824
Hartford 3 1   .750     11 6   .647
New Hampshire 2 1   .667     11 5   .688
Binghamton 2 1   .667     11 5   .688
Vermont 2 1   .667     5 11   .313
Maine 2 2   .500     9 8   .529
Stony Brook 1 3   .250     9 8   .529
UMBC 1 3   .250     2 15   .118
UMass Lowell 0 3   .000     3 13   .188
2018 America East Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Atlantic 10 women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Dayton 6 0   1.000     13 4   .765
Duquesne 5 0   1.000     15 3   .833
Fordham 5 1   .833     14 5   .737
George Mason 4 1   .800     15 4   .789
Saint Joseph's 4 1   .800     9 8   .529
Saint Louis 3 2   .600     9 9   .500
George Washington 3 2   .600     8 9   .471
Davidson 3 4   .429     8 12   .400
Richmond 2 4   .333     7 12   .368
St. Bonaventure 2 5   .286     7 13   .350
VCU 1 4   .200     4 13   .235
La Salle 1 5   .167     6 13   .316
Rhode Island 1 6   .143     3 17   .150
UMass 0 5   .000     8 10   .444
2018 A10 Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Atlantic Sun women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Florida Gulf Coast 1 0   1.000     15 3   .833
Jacksonville 1 0   1.000     11 5   .688
USC Upstate 1 0   1.000     6 10   .375
Lipscomb 1 0   1.000     5 11   .313
Stetson 0 1   .000     9 8   .529
North Florida 0 1   .000     7 9   .438
Kennesaw State 0 1   .000     4 8   .333
NJIT 0 1   .000     2 14   .125
2018 ASUN Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 ACC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Louisville 6 1   .857     20 1   .952
No. 12 Florida State 6 1   .857     18 2   .900
No. 5 Notre Dame 6 1   .857     18 2   .900
Virginia 6 1   .857     13 7   .650
No. 15 Duke 4 3   .571     15 5   .750
NC State 4 3   .571     15 5   .750
North Carolina 4 3   .571     14 6   .700
Miami (FL) 4 3   .571     12 6   .667
Syracuse 3 4   .429     15 5   .750
Virginia Tech 2 5   .286     13 7   .650
Georgia Tech 2 5   .286     12 7   .632
Wake Forest 2 5   .286     10 10   .500
Boston College 1 5   .167     6 13   .316
Clemson 1 6   .143     11 9   .550
Pittsburgh 1 6   .143     9 11   .450
2018 ACC Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Big East Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Marquette 4 0   1.000     10 5   .667
Butler 3 1   .750     11 5   .688
DePaul 3 1   .750     11 5   .688
Creighton 3 1   .750     9 6   .600
Villanova 2 2   .500     12 2   .857
Georgetown 2 2   .500     7 7   .500
St. John's 2 3   .400     9 7   .563
Xavier 1 3   .250     8 7   .533
Seton Hall 1 4   .200     9 7   .563
Providence 1 4   .200     8 9   .471
2018 Big East Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Big Sky women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Colorado 5 1   .833     13 4   .765
Montana 5 1   .833     9 8   .529
Weber State 4 1   .800     12 4   .750
Portland State 3 2   .600     9 7   .563
Eastern Washington 3 2   .600     8 9   .471
Montana State 3 3   .500     9 8   .529
Idaho State 2 3   .400     10 6   .625
Idaho 2 3   .400     6 10   .375
Southern Utah 2 3   .400     3 13   .188
Northern Arizona 1 4   .200     4 12   .250
Sacramento State 1 4   .200     3 13   .188
North Dakota 1 5   .167     8 9   .471
2018 Big Sky Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Big South women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
High Point 6 0   1.000     12 5   .706
Liberty 5 1   .833     10 8   .556
UNC Asheville 5 1   .833     8 9   .471
Radford 4 2   .667     11 6   .647
Gardner-Webb 3 3   .500     13 5   .722
Campbell 2 4   .333     9 8   .529
Charleston Southern 2 4   .333     7 10   .412
Presbyterian 2 4   .333     5 12   .294
Longwood 1 5   .167     3 14   .176
Winthrop 0 6   .000     1 16   .059
2018 Big South Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 14 Maryland 5 1   .833     16 3   .842
No. 8 Ohio State 5 1   .833     16 3   .842
No. 19 Michigan 6 2   .750     17 4   .810
Nebraska 5 2   .714     14 6   .700
Purdue 4 2   .667     13 7   .650
No. 25 Rutgers 5 3   .625     17 5   .773
Minnesota 5 3   .625     15 5   .750
Michigan State 4 3   .571     14 6   .700
No. 20 Iowa 3 4   .429     15 5   .750
Penn State 3 4   .429     12 8   .600
Northwestern 2 5   .286     9 12   .429
Indiana 2 6   .250     9 12   .429
Wisconsin 1 7   .125     8 13   .381
Illinois 0 7   .000     9 12   .429
2018 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Big West women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UC Davis 2 0   1.000     12 3   .800
UC Santa Barbara 2 0   1.000     5 9   .357
Cal State Northridge 1 0   1.000     8 7   .533
Cal Poly 1 1   .500     7 7   .500
Cal State Fullerton 1 1   .500     6 9   .400
UC Riverside 1 1   .500     4 12   .250
UC Irvine 0 1   .000     8 7   .533
Hawaii 0 2   .000     7 8   .467
Long Beach State 0 2   .000     2 14   .125
2018 Big West Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Big 12 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 4 Baylor 6 0   1.000     16 1   .941
No. 9 Texas 5 1   .833     14 3   .824
No. 24 Oklahoma State 4 2   .667     13 4   .765
Oklahoma 4 3   .571     9 9   .500
TCU 3 3   .500     12 5   .706
Kansas State 3 4   .429     11 7   .611
No. 17 West Virginia 3 4   .429     15 4   .789
Iowa State 2 5   .286     8 10   .444
Kansas 2 5   .286     11 7   .611
Texas Tech 1 6   .143     7 11   .389
2018 Big 12 Conference Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 CAA women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
James Madison 5 0   1.000     9 7   .563
Drexel 4 1   .800     12 5   .706
Delaware 4 1   .800     11 5   .688
William & Mary 3 2   .600     12 4   .750
Northeastern 3 2   .600     8 8   .500
Hofstra 3 3   .500     9 8   .529
Elon 2 3   .400     10 6   .625
Towson 2 4   .333     7 10   .412
College of Charleston 1 5   .167     5 12   .294
UNC Wilmington 0 6   .000     7 10   .412
2018 CAA Tournament winner
As of January 14, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Conference USA women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UAB 3 0   1.000     14 2   .875
Rice 3 1   .750     13 3   .813
Louisiana Tech 3 1   .750     12 5   .706
Western Kentucky 3 1   .750     12 5   .706
Florida Atlantic 2 1   .667     8 6   .571
North Texas 2 2   .500     11 5   .688
UTEP 2 2   .500     11 6   .647
Middle Tennessee 2 2   .500     10 7   .588
Charlotte 2 2   .500     6 11   .353
FIU 2 2   .500     5 12   .294
Southern Miss 1 2   .333     9 7   .563
UTSA 1 3   .250     3 13   .188
Marshall 0 3   .000     6 10   .375
Old Dominion 0 4   .000     2 15   .118
2018 C-USA Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Horizon League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
IUPUI 3 0   1.000     11 3   .786
Wright State 3 1   .750     12 4   .750
Cleveland State 3 1   .750     11 4   .733
No. 25 Green Bay 2 1   .667     12 2   .857
Oakland 2 2   .500     9 6   .600
Youngstown State 2 2   .500     6 9   .400
Northern Kentucky 2 2   .500     4 11   .267
Milwaukee 1 2   .333     10 5   .667
UIC 0 3   .000     7 7   .500
Detroit 0 4   .000     0 15   .000
2018 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Ivy League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Princeton 2 0   1.000     12 3   .800
Dartmouth 1 0   1.000     9 5   .643
Yale 1 0   1.000     8 6   .571
Penn 1 1   .500     7 5   .583
Brown 0 1   .000     12 2   .857
Harvard 0 1   .000     8 6   .571
Columbia 0 1   .000     6 10   .375
Cornell 0 1   .000     4 10   .286
2018 Ivy League Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Mid-American Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Akron 0 0       0 0  
Buffalo 0 0       0 0  
Bowling Green 0 0       0 0  
Kent State 0 0       0 0  
Miami (OH) 0 0       0 0  
Ohio 0 0       0 0  
West
Ball State 0 0       0 0  
Central Michigan 0 0       0 0  
Eastern Michigan 0 0       0 0  
Northern Illinois 0 0       0 0  
Toledo 0 0       0 0  
Western Michigan 0 0       0 0  
2018 MAC Tournament winner
As of August 2, 2017; 
2017–18 MAAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Quinnipiac 4 0   1.000     10 5   .667
Marist 3 0   1.000     7 8   .467
Fairfield 3 0   1.000     6 8   .429
Siena 2 2   .500     7 8   .467
Manhattan 2 2   .500     5 10   .333
Niagara 2 2   .500     5 10   .333
Rider 2 2   .500     5 10   .333
Monmouth 1 2   .333     3 11   .214
Canisius 1 3   .250     3 12   .200
Saint Peter's 0 3   .000     3 11   .214
Iona 0 4   .000     0 15   .000
2018 MAAC Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 MEAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Bethune–Cookman 2 0   1.000     10 4   .714
Morgan State 2 0   1.000     9 6   .600
Norfolk State 1 0   1.000     8 5   .615
Hampton 1 0   1.000     4 9   .308
North Carolina Central 1 0   1.000     3 11   .214
Florida A&M 1 1   .500     3 12   .200
Coppin State 1 1   .500     2 12   .143
Delaware State 1 1   .500     2 13   .133
North Carolina A&T 0 0       5 7   .417
Savannah State 0 1   .000     2 10   .167
South Carolina State 0 2   .000     5 9   .357
Howard 0 2   .000     4 11   .267
Maryland-Eastern Shore 0 2   .000     3 11   .214
2018 MEAC Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Bradley 0 0       0 0  
Drake 0 0       0 0  
Evansville 0 0       0 0  
Indiana State 0 0       0 0  
Illinois State 0 0       0 0  
Loyola–Chicago 0 0       0 0  
Missouri State 0 0       0 0  
Northern Iowa 0 0       0 0  
Southern Illinois 0 0       0 0  
Valparaiso 0 0       0 0  
2018 MVC Tournament winner
2017–18 Mountain West Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wyoming 5 1   .833     12 5   .706
UNLV 5 1   .833     10 7   .588
Boise State 5 3   .625     11 8   .579
Nevada 4 3   .571     11 7   .611
Fresno State 4 3   .571     9 9   .500
New Mexico 4 4   .500     16 5   .762
Colorado State 4 4   .500     12 7   .632
San Diego State 3 4   .429     9 9   .500
San Jose State 3 4   .429     6 12   .333
Utah State 2 6   .250     4 15   .211
Air Force 0 6   .000     0 17   .000
2018 MW Tournament winner
As of January 14, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Northeast Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Bryant 0 0       0 0  
Central Connecticut 0 0       0 0  
Fairleigh Dickinson 0 0       0 0  
LIU Brooklyn 0 0       0 0  
Mount St. Mary's 0 0       0 0  
Robert Morris 0 0       0 0  
Sacred Heart 0 0       0 0  
Saint Francis (PA) 0 0       0 0  
St. Francis Brooklyn 0 0       0 0  
Wagner 0 0       0 0  
2018 NEC Tournament winner
As of August 2, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Belmont 2 0   1.000     12 3   .800
Jacksonville State 2 0   1.000     8 5   .615
SIU Edwardsville 2 0   1.000     5 8   .385
Morehead State 4 2   .667     13 6   .684
Austin Peay 1 1   .500     8 5   .615
Southeast Missouri 1 1   .500     6 8   .429
Murray State 1 5   .167     5 8   .385
Eastern Kentucky 1 1   .500     4 7   .364
UT Martin 3 3   .500     7 11   .389
Tennessee Tech 0 2   .000     3 10   .231
Tennessee State 0 2   .000     2 9   .182
Eastern Illinois 0 2   .000     1 12   .077
2018 OVC Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Pac-12 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 7 Oregon 7 1   .875     18 3   .857
No. 13 UCLA 6 2   .750     15 4   .789
Stanford 6 2   .750     12 8   .600
No. 21 California 5 3   .625     14 5   .737
No. 18 Oregon State 5 3   .625     14 5   .737
Utah 5 3   .625     14 5   .737
No. 22 Arizona State 5 3   .625     14 6   .700
USC 3 5   .375     13 6   .684
Colorado 2 6   .250     11 8   .579
Washington State 2 6   .250     9 11   .450
Washington 1 7   .125     7 12   .368
Arizona 1 7   .125     5 14   .263
2018 Pac-12 Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Patriot League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
American 0 0       0 0  
Army 0 0       0 0  
Boston University 0 0       0 0  
Bucknell 0 0       0 0  
Colgate 0 0       0 0  
Holy Cross 0 0       0 0  
Lafayette 0 0       0 0  
Lehigh 0 0       0 0  
Loyola (MD) 0 0       0 0  
Navy 0 0       0 0  
2018 Patriot League Tournament winner
As of August 2, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Southern Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Mercer 5 0   1.000     18 2   .900
East Tennessee State 5 0   1.000     12 8   .600
Chattanooga 3 2   .600     12 7   .632
Furman 3 3   .500     12 8   .600
Samford 2 3   .400     10 10   .500
Wofford 2 4   .333     9 12   .429
UNC Greensboro 2 4   .333     8 13   .381
Western Carolina 0 6   .000     3 17   .150
2018 SoCon Tournament winner
As of January 21, 2017; 
2017–18 Southland Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Abilene Christian 0 0       0 0  
Central Arkansas 0 0       0 0  
Houston Baptist 0 0       0 0  
Incarnate Word 0 0       0 0  
Lamar 0 0       0 0  
McNeese State 0 0       0 0  
Nicholls State 0 0       0 0  
New Orleans 0 0       0 0  
Northwestern State 0 0       0 0  
Sam Houston State 0 0       0 0  
Southeastern Louisiana 0 0       0 0  
Stephen F. Austin 0 0       0 0  
Texas A&M-CC 0 0       0 0  
2018 Southland Tournament winner
As of August 2, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 SEC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Mississippi State 6 0   1.000     20 0   1.000
Georgia 5 1   .833     17 2   .895
No. 11 Missouri 5 1   .833     17 2   .895
No. 10 South Carolina 5 2   .714     16 3   .842
No. 6 Tennessee 4 2   .667     16 3   .842
No. 16 Texas A&M 4 2   .667     15 5   .750
LSU 4 2   .667     12 5   .706
Alabama 4 3   .571     14 6   .700
Arkansas 2 5   .286     11 9   .550
Florida 2 5   .286     10 10   .500
Ole Miss 1 5   .167     11 8   .579
Kentucky 1 5   .167     9 11   .450
Auburn 1 6   .143     10 9   .526
Vanderbilt 1 6   .143     5 16   .238
2018 SEC Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 SWAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Southern 5 1   .833     6 9   .400
Jackson State 4 2   .667     9 6   .600
Grambling State 4 2   .667     7 10   .412
Texas Southern 3 2   .600     8 8   .500
Alabama A&M 3 2   .600     8 8   .500
Alcorn State 3 3   .500     7 10   .412
Alabama State 2 3   .400     4 12   .250
Prairie View A&M 2 3   .400     4 12   .250
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1 4   .200     3 12   .200
Mississippi Valley State 0 5   .000     0 17   .000
2018 SWAC Tournament winner
As of August 2, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Sun Belt Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Arkansas State 0 0       0 0  
Appalachian State 0 0       0 0  
Coastal Carolina 0 0       0 0  
Georgia Southern 0 0       0 0  
Georgia State 0 0       0 0  
Little Rock 0 0       0 0  
Louisiana 0 0       0 0  
Louisiana–Monroe 0 0       0 0  
South Alabama 0 0       0 0  
Texas–Arlington 0 0       0 0  
Texas State 0 0       0 0  
Troy 0 0       0 0  
2018 Sun Belt Tournament winner
As of August 2, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Summit League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Denver 0 0       0 0  
Fort Wayne 0 0       0 0  
North Dakota State 0 0       0 0  
Omaha 0 0       0 0  
Oral Roberts 0 0       0 0  
South Dakota 0 0       0 0  
South Dakota State 0 0       0 0  
Western Illinois 0 0       0 0  
2018 Summit League Tournament winner
As of August 2, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 West Coast Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Gonzaga 8 0   1.000     15 4   .789
Saint Mary's 6 2   .750     13 6   .684
BYU 6 2   .750     11 8   .579
San Diego 5 3   .625     12 7   .632
Loyola Marymount 4 4   .500     12 7   .632
San Francisco 4 4   .500     9 10   .474
Pacific 3 5   .375     9 10   .474
Pepperdine 3 5   .375     7 11   .389
Santa Clara 1 7   .125     5 14   .263
Portland 0 8   .000     4 15   .211
2018 WCC Tournament winner
As of January 22, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 WAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Cal State Bakersfield 0 0       0 0  
Chicago State 0 0       0 0  
Grand Canyon 0 0       0 0  
New Mexico State 0 0       0 0  
Seattle 0 0       0 0  
UT Rio Grande Valley 0 0       0 0  
UMKC 0 0       0 0  
Utah Valley 0 0       0 0  
2018 WAC Tournament winner
As of August 2, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll

Coaching changes[]

Several teams changed coaches during and after the season.

Team Former
coach
Interim
coach
New
coach
Reason
Texas Tech Candi Whitaker Shimmy Gray-Miller Whitaker was fired on January 1 after a 6–7 start, capped off by blowout losses in the Lady Raiders' first two Big 12 games. She was 54–82 overall in her fifth season, with the Lady Raiders having no .500 seasons during her tenure. Assistant Gray-Miller was named interim head coach for the remainder of the season.[20]

See also[]

Footnotes[]

References[]

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