Note: For the 2021-22 season, I'll be attempting to resolve some differences between my original source of the poll data, and THE source (Mel Greenberg). During this time I will be updating the total appearances and streaks based on the current data, but I won't publish weekly milestones until I have identified - and hopefully resolved - the issues.
Most Appearances at #2 Without Reaching #1 (see Rk #1? column)
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Pat Summitt Built The Best Women's College Basketball Program Of All Time, Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight, June 2016.