Womhoops Guru

Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Current Significant Ranking Streaks Thru Year 40 in AP WBB Poll

By Mel Greenberg @womhoopsguru @BlueStarMedia1

Here are the current ranking appearance streaks with Tennessee and Duke's past streaks also listed since they were in the top three before dropping out during the 2015-16.

The best current streaks of significant numbers by teams in the AP Women’s Poll thru the poll of 3/14/16 and poll of 3/14

 This completes Year 40, 710 voting weeks.

 156 teams have been ranked 16.742 times.

The Streaks

xx.. Tennessee 565 weeks. Began Feb. 17, 1985 after 10-wk drought and ran across 32 seasons ending on 2/15/16.

1. Connecticut 431 weeks. Began Preseason 93/94 and runs across 23 seasons

Xx . Duke 312 weeks. Began week 3 11/29/99 and runs across 17 seasons ending 1/11/2016.

2. Stanford 286 weeks. Began Preseason 01/02 and runs across 15 seasons.

3. Baylor 241 weeks. Began week 9 Jan. 5, 2004 and runs across 13 seasons.

4. Notre Dame 174 weeks. Began Preseason 07/08 and runs across 9 seasons.

5. Texas A&M 134 weeks. Began 11/16/09 2nd week and runs across 7 seasons.

6. Maryland 116 weeks. Began Preseason 10/11 and runs across 6 seasons.