ACC Women’s Basketball Teams Among Final USA Today Top 25

League finishes the 2015-16 season with five teams in the Top 25, including two in the top 10 

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com)  - Five Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball teams finished the 2015-16 season ranked in the final USA Today Sports Top 25. 

Four teams landed in the top 15 led by national runner-up Syracuse (30-8) with a program-best No. 3 final ranking. Notre Dame (33-2) finished at No. 6, followed by No. 12 Florida State (25-8), No. 14 Louisville (26-7) and No. 24 Miami (24-9). 

It was a banner year for ACC women’s basketball, as five teams were selected to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, and for the third straight year, the national title game featured an ACC team. Syracuse advanced to the Final Four for the first time in program history and knocked off Washington, 80-59, to advance to the title game. Including the Orange, the ACC had three teams (Florida State and Notre Dame) advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. 


FINAL USA Today/Coaches  Top 25 (ACC teams bolded)
  1.           Connecticut (38-0)                 
  2.           Oregon State (32-5)              
  3.           Syracuse (30-8)                    
  4.           Baylor (36-2)                         
  5.           South Carolina (33-2)            
  6.           Notre Dame (33-2)              
  7.           Texas (31-5)                        
  8.           Washington (26-11)                
  9.           Maryland (31-4)                    
  10.         Ohio State (26-8)                   
  11.         Stanford (27-8)                       
  12.         Florida State (25-8)                
  13.         UCLA (26-9)                          
  14.         Louisville (26-7)                    
  15.         Kentucky (25-8)                    
  16.         Arizona State (26-7)             
  17.         DePaul (27-9)                         
  18.         Mississippi State (28-8)           
  19.         Tennessee (22-14)                  
  20.         Texas A&M (22-10)             
  21.         Michigan State (25-9)           
  22.         South Florida (24-10)            
  23.         Oklahoma (22-11)                    
  24.         Miami (Fla.) (24-9)                   
  25.         West Virginia (25-10)