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Lady Tigers Advance to No. 13 in Coaches Poll
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Published: December 10, 2013, 05:06 PM (CT)
by Bill Martin (@LSUBillMartin), Associate SID

BATON ROUGE – Following a 7-1 start to the season – its best start since 2009 – the LSU women’s basketball team moved up to No. 13 in the USA Today Coaches poll and remained No. 13 in the Associated Press Top 25.

The Lady Tigers are one of four Southeastern Conference teams in the top 13 in the Coaches poll joining No. 3 Tennessee, No. 6 Kentucky and No. 10 South Carolina. LSU is also the fourth-highest ranked SEC squad in the AP poll.

The Lady Tigers have been ranked in the Top 20 of both polls all six weeks of this season, representing their longest stretch in the Top 20 since the 2009-10 season when they were 12 weeks in a row.

LSU has put together an impressive non-conference resume so far with wins over Saint Joseph’s, Rutgers and Michigan. St. Joe’s has not lost since its defeat in Baton Rouge. The quality wins have put the Lady Tigers fifth nationally in a projected RPI used in NCAA postseason seeding. LSU also boasts a strength of schedule ranked in the top 15 nationally.

Freshman Raigyne Moncrief is LSU’s leading scorer with 14.5 points per game. Moncrief leads all freshmen nationally in steals with 25 through eight games.

The Lady Tigers resume their season following final exams as they travel to face Arkansas-Little Rock at 2 p.m. CT Sunday. Geaux Zone members can watch live streaming video of the contest. It can also be heard on the LSU Sports Radio Network on Talk 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge.

Associated Press Top 25
1. Connecticut (36) 10-0 900
2. Duke 10-0 864
3. Tennessee 8-0 804
4. Notre Dame 8-0 774
5. Kentucky 9-0 765
6. Stanford 7-1 728
7. Louisville 9-1 678
8. Maryland 8-1 646
9. Baylor 7-1 628
10. South Carolina 9-0 507
11. Colorado 8-0 505
12. Penn State 6-2 496
13. LSU 7-1 459
14. Oklahoma State 7-0 395
15. North Carolina 7-2 360
16. Georgia 8-0 304
17. Iowa State 8-0 293
18. Purdue 6-2 260
19. Nebraska 7-2 237
20. Oklahoma 6-3 211
21. Iowa 10-1 189
22. California 6-2 187
23. Gonzaga 7-1 141
24. Texas A&M 6-2 123
25. Syracuse 8-1 85

USA Today Coaches Poll
1. Connecticut (32) 10-0 800
2. Duke 10-0 763
3. Tennessee 8-0 715
4. Stanford 7-1 685
4. Notre Dame 8-0 685
6. Kentucky 9-0 662
7. Louisville 9-1 610
8. Maryland 9-1 575
9. Baylor 7-1 518
10. South Carolina 9-0 502
11. Iowa State 8-0 443
12. Penn State 6-2 405
13. LSU 7-1 385
14. North Carolina 7-2 365
15. Colorado 8-0 337
16. Nebraska 7-2 285
17. Georgia 8-0 277
18. Oklahoma State 7-0 270
19. Oklahoma 6-3 266
20. Texas A&M 6-2 183
21. California 6-2 143
22. Gonzaga 7-1 126
23. Purdue 6-2 111
24. Iowa 10-1 77
25. Florida State 8-1 60

 

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