USA Today Coaches Poll voters continue to have Phoenix ranked lower

The NCAA Division I women’s basketball coaches who vote weekly on the USA Today Coaches Poll aren’t that much in love with the 9-2 UW-Green Bay Phoenix. Ranked No. 6 in the nation by the NCAA’s official RPI computer and No. 24 in the Monday (Dec. 29) AP sportswriters poll, the Phoenix women continue to hold a much lower ranking in the coaches poll, coming in at an unofficial No. 30, well down the list of “others receiving votes.” Interestingly — and contrary to what you might think — it’s probably not a case of big-school bias. Probably three-quarters of the 32 voters are from programs outside the five power conferences.