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Women's Basketball Advances in National Polls
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Published: November 12, 2013, 03:06 PM (CT)
by Bill Martin (@LSUBillMartin), Associate SID

BATON ROUGE – After opening the season with a pair of wins in the preseason WNIT, the LSU women’s basketball team moved up one spot in each poll this week to No. 14 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 16 in the USA Today Coaches poll.

The Lady Tigers (2-0) earned 391 points in the AP poll and 286 points in the Coaches. LSU remains the third highest Southeastern Conference team in the AP Top 25 behind No. 4 Tennessee and No. 7 Kentucky.

The Lady Tigers travel to face Louisville, ranked fifth in the AP and fourth in the Coaches poll, at 6 p.m. CT Thursday in the WNIT semifinals. LSU departs for Louisville on Wednesday afternoon. The contest will not be televised but can be heard on the LSU Sports Radio Network on Talk 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge and to members of the Geaux Zone on www.LSUsports.net/live.

LSU has opened a season with consecutive 80 or more point games for the first time since 2001-02 as the Lady Tigers beat Stephen F. Austin, 86-58, then Saint Joseph’s of the Atlantic 10, 80-64. Junior guard DaShawn Harden earned SEC Player of the Week honors in her weekend debut with a combined 39 points.

AP Top 25

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Record Points
1. Connecticut (35) 1-0 899
2. Duke (1) 1-0 862
3. Stanford 1-0 804
4. Tennessee 1-0 759
5. Louisville 1-0 732
6. Notre Dame 1-0 728
7. Kentucky 2-0 691
8. Maryland 2-0 676
9. Baylor 1-0 590
10. California 1-1 550
11. Oklahoma 2-0 492
12. North Carolina 1-0 476
13. Penn State 2-0 446
14. LSU 2-0 391
15. Nebraska 1-0 390
16. Texas A&M 0-0 366
17. Colorado 0-0 259
18. Purdue 1-0 249
19. Michigan State 0-0 213
20. Oklahoma State 2-0 198
21. South Carolina 2-0 190
22. Iowa State 1-0 124
23. Dayton 1-1 104
24. Georgia 1-0 102
25. Gonzaga 2-0 99

Others receiving votes: Vanderbilt 68, DePaul 60, Green Bay 51, Chattanooga 33, Georgia Tech 30, Iowa 23, Texas 9, Middle Tennessee 8, West Virginia 8, Ohio State 6, Florida State 4, UCLA 3, Creighton 3, Marist 2, Quinnipiac 1, James Madison 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Record Points
1. Connecticut (32) 2-0 800
2. Duke 1-0 757
3. Tennessee 2-0 705
4. Louisville 2-0 678
5. Stanford 1-1 662
6. Notre Dame 2-0 648
7. Maryland 2-0 638
8. Kentucky 2-0 593
9. Baylor 1-0 495
10. Nebraska 2-0 475
11. California 1-1 458
12. Texas A&M 1-0 414
13. Oklahoma 2-0 394
14. North Carolina 1-1 391
15. Penn State 2-0 376
16. LSU 2-0 286
17. South Carolina 2-0 244
18. Iowa State 1-0 226
19. Colorado 0-0 190
20. Michigan State 0-1 156
21. Dayton 1-1 145
22. Purdue 1-0 124
22. Georgia 1-0 124
24. Oklahoma State 2-0 111
25. Vanderbilt 2-0 60

Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 43, Iowa 41, South Florida 34, DePaul 33, Kansas 17, UCLA 13, Green Bay 12, Middle Tennessee 10, Georgia Tech 10, Brigham Young 9, Florida State 6, Florida 6, Saint Mary's 4, Marist 4, Minnesota 2, Rutgers 2, Syracuse 2, Ohio State 1, Southern Methodist 1.

Dropped from rankings: UCLA 25

 

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