NCAA women’s basketball rankings: UConn still No. 1, Louisville moves adult to fourth in new AP Top 25
November 20, 2017 - Basketballs
NEW YORK — The UConn Huskies are still a group to beat, remaining No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll.
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The Huskies (3-0) routed then-No. 20 California and No. 15 Maryland this week. UConn once again perceived all 32 votes from a inhabitant media row on Monday. They surfaced a Terrapins though youth preseason All-American Katie Lou Samuelson who will be sidelined with a sprained left feet for a few weeks. UConn is headed out west to face No. 5 UCLA on Tuesday before personification Michigan State and Nevada.
Texas, South Carolina and Louisville are 2-3-4 in a poll. Jeff Walz has a Cardinals during 5-0 after winning a preseason WNIT with victories over No. 24 Michigan in a semifinals and No. 10 Oregon in a championship game.
“We approached any diversion with a right mindset and stayed together by adversity,” Walz said. “We did a good pursuit being both mentally and physically prepared for such a 10-day stretch. We know we have a prolonged approach to go and lots to urge on, though I’m unequivocally unapproachable of this team.”
Notre Dame and Mississippi State follow a Cardinals with Baylor, Ohio State and Oregon rounding out a initial 10 teams. The Lady Bears mislaid during UCLA on Saturday and fell 5 spots in a poll. Baylor was blank manager Kim Mulkey, who stayed in Texas to be with her daughter Makenzie Fuller, who mislaid her unborn baby girl. Fuller is a former Lady Bears actor in her third deteriorate on her mother’s staff.
Arizona State changed into a check during No. 24 while Oklahoma fell out. The Sun Devils conduct to Cancun, Mexico, where they will play Mississippi State as partial of a turn robin tournament.
Here are a few other tidbits from this week’s poll.
TOURNEY TIME: With a Thanksgiving holiday this week there is a feast of tip teams that could face off in Florida, Las Vegas and Mexico. The Gulf Showcase in Florida will horde South Carolina, No. 17 South Florida and Notre Dame. The Play4Kay Showcase in Las Vegas will underline Ohio State and No. 14 Stanford.
UCLA and Texas will also be in Las Vegas during a South Point tournament, though are in opposite brackets. Joining Mississippi State and Arizona State in Cancun is Tennessee, though a Lady Vols are in a opposite bracket.
HE SAID IT: “I consider there’s a lot of teams out there that are comparatively equal to any other,” Villanova manager Harry Perretta pronounced after his patrol knocked off then-No. 11 Duke. “You got UConn and afterwards a integrate of others, it starts narrowing. We valid we can kick a tip 20 group today.”