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Marquette Women’s Basketball Is Earning Associated Press Votes Again

It turns out that the Golden Eagles’ time away from the balloting wasn’t all that long after all.

Natisha Hiedeman
Natisha Hiedeman and the Golden Eagles are on track to get back into the top 25.

Last week was a sad week for Marquette women’s basketball. It was the first week all season where the Golden Eagles did not receive any Associated Press top 25 votes.


The Golden Eagles picked up five points in the newest AP poll, and all that is right and pure has been restored to the timeline. Unfortunately for the AP, someone forgot to unlock the Google Drive file with the individual ballots, so we don’t know who the wise soul and/or souls are that voted for Marquette this week. What we do know is that they were impressed by MU beating Creighton on the road and beating DePaul at home after the Blue Demons had earned a lone 25th place vote a week ago.

There are five losses on Marquette’s record right now, and four of them belong to teams ranked in the top 25. Notre Dame stayed steady at #2, while Tennessee moved up from #7 to #6 thanks to a tumble by South Carolina. Michigan dipped backwards, going from #22 to #23, while Green Bay jumped back into the top 25 by occupying the last spot in the rankings.

Villanova sits just outside the top 25, having gotten clipped by Green Bay by just two points in the balloting. Nova has lost just twice this season and has dropped out of the polling after falling at home to Butler this past week. That’s it for Marquette opponents in terms of votes, as New Mexico (lost to an awful San Jose State team) and DePaul have both dropped out of the Receiving Votes department since last week.

Marquette returns to action on Wednesday, when they visit Providence. The Golden Eagles will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak to start league play to five games, and you can watch the action on the Big East Digital Network.

You can check out the full top 25 rankings right here.