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Lady Tigers Post Best Finish Since 2008
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Published: April 10, 2013, 03:29 PM (CT)
by Bill Martin (@LSUBillMartin), Associate SID

BATON ROUGE – After reaching its first NCAA Sweet 16 since 2008, the LSU women’s basketball team finished the 2012-13 season ranked No. 21 in the USA Today Coaches poll, which was announced on Wednesday.

The Lady Tigers (22-12) are ranked in the final Coaches poll for the first time since finishing No. 25 in April 2010. It’s LSU’s first appearance in the Coaches poll since being ranked 23rd on Nov. 21, 2011. It’s also LSU’s highest finish in the Coaches poll since placing No. 4 following the 2008 Final Four year.

The Lady Tigers garnered 150 points and are one of six Southeastern Conference teams in the final poll. On the season, LSU won five games against teams in the final poll, including four contests against teams ranked ahead of the Lady Tigers – No. 8 Kentucky, No. 10 Georgia, No. 12 Penn State and No. 14 Texas A&M.

Final USA Today Coaches Women’s Basketball Poll
Rank, Team, Record, Points
1. Connecticut (35-4) 774 (30)
2. Notre Dame (35-2) 719
3. Louisville (29-9) 703
4. Baylor (34-2) 675 (1)
5. California (32-4) 658
6. Duke (33-3) 604
7. Stanford (33-3) 588
8. Kentucky (30-6) 557
9.  Tennessee (27-8) 527
10. Georgia (28-7) 468
11. Maryland (26-8) 448
12. Penn State (26-6) 411
13. Delaware (32-4) 391
14. Texas A&M (25-10) 333
15. UCLA (26-8) 305
16. South Carolina (25-8) 270
16. Dayton (28-3) 270
18. Nebraska (25-9) 228
19. North Carolina (29-7) 197
20. Purdue (25-9) 153
21. LSU (22-12) 150
22. Iowa State (24-9) 140
23. Oklahoma (24-11) 96
24. Wisconsin-Green Bay (29-3) 82
25. Kansas (20-14) 81

Others Receiving Votes:
Colorado (25-7) 65; Syracuse (24-8) 46; Florida State (23-10) 42; Oklahoma State (22-11) 37; South Florida (22-11) 35; Iowa (21-13) 9; Drexel (28-10) 6; Michigan State (25-9) 3; Toledo (29-4) 2; Marist (26-7) 1; San Diego State (27-7) 1.

 

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