Kansas Ranked No. 25 In Final USA Today/ESPN Poll

April 4, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Coming off its best postseason run in 14 years, the Kansas women’s basketball team came in at No. 25 in the final USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Poll released Wednesday. It marks KU’s second national ranking during the 2011-12 season.

Kansas, one of three Big 12 Conference schools in the final poll, went 21-13 overall in 2011-12 and earned its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2000. As a No. 11 seed, the Jayhawks upended sixth-seeded Nebraska and third-seeded Delaware in the first and second rounds before bowing out to No. 2-seed Tennessee in the Sweet 16. It was the third regional semifinal appearance in program history and the furthest KU had advanced in the NCAA Tournament since 1998.

The Jayhawks’ strong finish was led by Associated Press and WBCA All-America Honorable Mention Angel Goodrich, who scored 22.8 points per game in the final four contests. Despite missing the last six weeks of the season with a torn ACL, junior Carolyn Davis also earned All-America Honorable Mention recognition from the WBCA.

USA Today/ESPN Final Coaches’ Poll-April 4, 2012
1. Baylor

2. Notre Dame

3. Stanford

4. Connecticut

5. Maryland

6. Duke

7. Tennessee

8. Kentucky

9. Penn State

10. Georgia Tech

11. Miami (Fla.)

12. Texas A&M

13. Wisconsin-Green Bay

14. Delaware

15. St. John’s

16. Louisville

17. Georgetown

18. Purdue

19. Gonzaga

20. Georgia

21. South Carolina

22. Ohio State

23. St. Bonaventure

24. DePaul

25. Kansas