Dawn Staley and South Carolina are No. 1 in the final Associated Press women’s basketball poll for the first time in school history while Arkansas placed 24th and fans will be left wondering “what if …”
Other SEC teams in the final poll included Mississippi State (9), Kentucky (16) and Texas A&M (18).
Razorbacks coach Mike Neighbors had expressed earlier his disappointment that his seniors, Alexis Tolefree and Kiara Williams, would not be able to play in an NCAA Tournament.
The NCAA Tournament, along with other sports across the world, have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 emergency.
The Gamecocks received 26 first-place votes from the national media panel in voting released Tuesday. No. 2 Oregon garnered the other four votes. Baylor, Maryland and UConn rounded out the top five.
Information from The Associated Press is included in this story.