South Dakota State ranked No. 22 in final USA Today Coaches Poll

South Dakota State ranked No. 22 in final USA Today Coaches Poll

Courtsey of South Dakota State Athletics

BROOKINGS, S.D. - The South Dakota State University women's basketball team ended the 2018-19 season ranked 22nd in the final edition of the USA Today Sports Women's Basketball Coaches Poll, which was released Monday.

The Jackrabbits, who ended the season with a 28-7 record after making their first-ever Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament, cracked the top 25 for the first time this season. It also marks the second time in the Division I era of Jackrabbit Athletics (since 2004-05) that SDSU has ended a season ranked in the final poll. SDSU was ranked 19th in the final poll of the 2008-09 campaign and received votes in the final poll of the 2015-16 season.

Baylor, which was crowned national champion Sunday night, received all 32 first-place votes to hold the top spot in the final rankings. Runner-up Notre Dame was second, followed by Connecticut. Oregon, which ended the Jackrabbits' tournament run with a 63-53 victory in the Portland Regional, was fourth, with Mississippi State rounding out the top five.

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