UNC, which has been No. 1 for three of the past five weeks, finished the season atop the poll, with 30 first-place votes for 774 points. Ohio State (28-2) received the other first-place vote and had 731 points.
Julie Larsen and Shona Thorburn stole the show from a pair of co-MVPs and led Utah (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) past Brigham Young (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) 84-60 in the Mountain West Conference championship on Saturday.