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Final WBB Metro Poll: SJU No.1, Pride 5th

St. John's Nadirah McKenith, right, brings the ball

St. John's Nadirah McKenith, right, brings the ball down the floor as Connecticut's Tiffany Hayes tries to guard her in the second half. St. John's defeated Connecticut 57-56. (Feb. 18, 2012) Credit: AP

St. John’s finishes the season on top in our final women’s metro poll of the season. The Red Storm concluded the regular season as one of the hottest teams in the country, winning 16 of their last 19 games. Princeton has also been on a run with 14 straight wins. Rutgers, despite struggling through an awful stretch in early February, recovered with a four-game winning streak and finished third. Hofstra struggled a bit during the second half of its CAA season, going 4-5 over its last nine games and finished fifth.

Marist and Fairfield finished fourth and seventh, respectively, showing just how talented the MAAC is, while Sacred Heart, Quinnipiac and LIU came in at sixth, eighth and ninth. Hartford rallied with a strong second half and finishes the season in the 10th spot.

1. St. John’s (21-8)
2. Princeton (21-4)
3. Rutgers (21-8)
4. Marist (22-7)
5. Hofstra (19-10)
6. Sacred Heart (22-7)
7. Fairfield (22-7)
8. Quinnipiac (21-8)
9. LIU (21-9)
10. Hartford (19-11)

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