Kim Mulkey has LSU back within the top ten for the first time in 13 years because the Tigers enraptured up 3 places to No. 8 within the Associated Press women’s basketball poll on weekday.
Mulkey, who won 3 national titles in 21 seasons as Baylor’s coach, has guided LSU to 23 victories in her initial season in baton rouge. The Tigers ar second within the Southeastern Conference behind South carolina, the unanimous No. one team in this week’s poll.
LSU last was in the high 10 on Dec. 14, 2009, and hasn’t won this several games since finishing the 2011-12 season with 23 victories. The Tigers beat then-No. 17 florida on Sunday ahead of 13,620 fans, the fourth-largest women’s basketball crowd in school history.
The Gamecocks continuing their run atop the poll when beating then-No. 12 Tennessee on Sunday to clinch a minimum of a share of the SEC title.
South carolina was followed by No. two Stanford and No. 3 North carolina State. North carolina jumped six places within the poll to No. eighteen with its victory over metropolis, that louisville a spot to No. 4.
Baylor enraptured up to fifth, Michigan was sixth and UConn was No. 7. Iowa State was one spot behind LSU, and indiana rounded out the highest ten. The Hoosiers fell 5 spots when losing double.
Notre Dame moved up 5 spots to No. fourteen — its best ranking since the final poll of its national-title-winning 2018-19 season. nation have games left against Clemson and metropolis. Notre Dame conjointly caught a chance as its game at Virginia on weekday was dominated a forfeit win for nation by the atlantic coast Conference. the sport was originally regular for jan. 25 however delayed due to COVID-19 problems. it is the second forfeit for Virginia within the last time period.
NOT QUITE ENOUGH
Kansas (19-5) remained simply outside the highest 25. The Jayhawks have a troublesome remaining schedule with huge twelve games against No. 8 Iowa State, No. 5 Baylor, No. eleven Texas and No. 20 Sooner State. Kansas hasn’t been hierarchical since 2013.
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. vi Michigan at No. 21 Iowa, Sunday. The last time the groups met, Caitlin Clark scored 46 points in a very losing effort for the Hawkeyes. Michigan would clinch its initial huge 10 regular-season crown if it will beat rival Michigan State on thursday and find past Iowa once more.