Lady Monarchs Finish 10th In ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll

April 09, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 9, 2008

NORFOLK, Va. -- The 2007-08 Old Dominion women's basketball team finished the season 10th in the ESPN/USA Today Women's Coaches Poll released on Wednesday.

The Lady Monarchs, who captured their 17th straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) title and danced to the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Tournament, finished the year with a 31-5 record. It was Old Dominion's best record since the 1998-97 season. Four of the Lady Monarchs' five losses came against team that reached this year's Final Four (Connecticut, Stanford, Tennessee).

The No. 10 ranking is Old Dominion's highest ranking in the Coaches' Poll this season, matching the Lady Monarchs' highest ranked in the Associated Press the week of February 18th.

The Lady Monarchs last cracked the ESPN/USA Today Poll's Top Ten in 2002 when Old Dominion ranked seventh in the final poll.

FINAL - ESPN/USA Today Women's Basketball Coaches Poll

1. Tennessee (31)
2. Stanford
3. Connecticut
4. LSU
5. North Carolina
6. Rutgers
7. Maryland
8. Texas A&M
9. Duke
10. Old Dominion
11. Oklahoma State
12. Louisville
13. Notre Dame
14. George Washington
15. Vanderbilt
16. Pittsburgh
17. Baylor
18. California
19. Oklahoma
20. West Virginia
21. Kansas State
22. Virginia
23. Marist
24. Georgia
25. UTEP
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES Arizona State 43, Utah 32, Florida State 29, Iowa State 21, Nebraska 20, Texas 16, Hartford 15, Marquette 6, DePaul 5, Georgia Tech 5, Ohio State 3, Purdue 2,