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.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Guru's AP Women's Poll History: The Eight Milestone Polls

By Mel Greenberg @womhoopsguru

Follow The Incremental Centennial AP Women's Polls From Day One Through This Season

Poll No. 1 Nov. 25, 1976

1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Delta St. 1 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Wayland Baptist 2 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Immaculata 3 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Tennessee Tech 4 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Cal-St. Fullerton 5 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Mercer 6 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 William Penn 7 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Montclair St. 8 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Queens 9 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Mississippi Coll. 10 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 UCLA 11 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Steph. F. Austin 12 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Baylor 13 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Southern Conn. 14 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Maryland 15 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Illinois St. 16 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 UNLV 17 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Long Beach St. 18 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Kansas St. 19 P
1976-77 1 25-Nov-1976 Old Dominion 20
P

Poll No. 100 Dec. 26, 1982

1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Southern Cal 1
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Louisiana Tech 2
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Maryland 3
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Old Dominion 4
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Kentucky 5
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Texas 6
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Cheyney 7
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Long Beach St. 8
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Georgia 9
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Missouri 10
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Kansas St. 11
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Tennessee 12
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 South Carolina 13
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Rutgers 14
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Penn St. 15
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Mississippi U. 16
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 UCLA 17
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Auburn 18
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 Arizona St. 19
1982-83 6 26-Dec-1982 North Caro. St.
20

Poll No. 200 Dec. 26, 1988

1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Tennessee 1
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Louisiana Tech 2
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Auburn 3
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Georgia 4
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Mississippi U. 5
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Iowa 6
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Long Beach St. 7
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Maryland 8
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Stanford 9
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Rutgers 10
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 LSU 11
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Purdue 12
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Texas 13
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Virginia 14
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 San Diego St. 15
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Steph. F. Austin 16
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 South Carolina 17
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 Western Ky. 18
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 St. Joseph's 19
1988-89 6 26-Dec-1988 UNLV 20

Poll No. 300. Dec. 6, 1994

1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Tennessee 1
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Connecticut 2
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Louisiana Tech 3
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 North Caro. 4
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Stanford 5
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Alabama 6
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Penn St. 7
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Washington 8
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Vanderbilt 9
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Colorado 10
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Texas Tech 11
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Virginia 12
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Florida 13
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Kansas 14
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Purdue 15
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Georgia 16
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Western Ky. 17
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Geo. Wash. 18
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Iowa 19
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Mississippi U. 19
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Texas A&M 21
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Seton Hall 22
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Auburn 23
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Southern Cal 24
1994-95 4 6-Dec-1994 Missouri St. 25

Poll No. 400, Feb.  7, 2000

1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Connecticut 1
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Tennessee 2
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Georgia 3
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Louisiana Tech 4
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Notre Dame 5
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Penn St. 6
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 LSU 7
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Iowa St. 8
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Texas Tech 9
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Rutgers 10
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 North Caro. St. 11
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 UC Santa Barb. 12
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Auburn 13
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Duke 14
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Purdue 15
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Arizona 16
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Oklahoma 17
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Old Dominion 18
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Boston College 19
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 UCLA 20
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Mississippi St. 21
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Virginia 22
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Kansas 23
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Stanford 24
1999-00 14 7-Feb-2000 Tulane 25

Poll No. 500, Nov. 8 2005

2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Duke 1 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Tennessee 2 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 LSU 3 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Ohio St. 4 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Rutgers 5 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Baylor 6 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 North Caro. 7 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Georgia 8 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Connecticut 9 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Michigan St. 10 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Stanford 11 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Texas 12 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Texas Tech 13 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Maryland 14 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Notre Dame 15 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Minnesota 16 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Vanderbilt 17 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 DePaul 18 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Purdue 19 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Arizona St. 20 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Temple 21 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 Utah 22 P
2005-06 1 8-Nov-2005 North Caro. St. 23 P

Poll No. 600, Dec. 13, 2010

2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Connecticut 1
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Baylor 2
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Stanford 3
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Duke 4
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Xavier 5
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Tennessee 6
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 West Virginia 7
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Texas A&M 8
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 UCLA 9
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 North Caro. 10
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Ohio St. 11
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Oklahoma 12
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Kentucky 13
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Michigan St. 14
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Florida St. 15
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Iowa 16
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Notre Dame 17
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 St. John's 18
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Maryland 19
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Georgetown 20
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Iowa St. 21
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 DePaul 22
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Texas 23
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Syracuse 24
2010-11 6 13-Dec-2010 Boston College 25

Poll No. 700, Jan. 4, 2016

2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Connecticut 1
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 South Carolina 2
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Notre Dame 3
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Texas 4
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Ohio St. 5
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Baylor 6
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Mississippi St. 7
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Maryland 8
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Stanford 9
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Kentucky 10
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Oregon St. 11
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Tennessee 12
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Texas A&M 13
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Arizona St. 14
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 UCLA 15
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Northwestern 16
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Oklahoma 17
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Duke 18
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Florida St. 19
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Missouri 20
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 California 21
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 South Florida 22
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Michigan St. 23
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 DePaul 24
2015-16 9 4-Jan-2016 Seton Hall 25