Over the weekend, Marquette women’s basketball ran their Big East record to 9-0 and their overall record to 18-3. That’s pretty good.
On Monday, the Associated Press released their newest top 25 poll for women’s basketball, and the Golden Eagles are ranked #10 in the country just like they were last week. Can’t argue with that.
The Golden Eagles actually dipped a little bit in total points from last week. They had 460 points a week ago, and only 452 here. No matter. Oregon State put up 460 points to land with the #9 ranking, while Maryland snared 427 to end up at #11. Marquette snagged 8th place votes from Hayes Gardner (Ames Tribune), Adam Minichino (Columbus Commercial Dispatch), Scott Nulph (Laramie Boomerang), and Kent Youngblood (Minneapolis Star Tribune). Robert Cessna (Bryan-College Station Eagle) is the low man on the votes this week, ranking Marquette at #15 in the country.
After North Carolina’s win over the weekend, Marquette no longer as the #1 team in the country on their schedule. Notre Dame dropped down to #5 after losing to the Tar Heels, while Mississippi State moved up one spot to #6. That’s it for teams in the poll on the schedule, but Miami are just 43 points shy of the #25 spot, while DePaul picked up seven points this week after their thrilling come from behind win against Butler and their overtime knockout of Xavier.
Marquette returns to action on Sunday afternoon when they kick off their second pass through the Big East with a road trip to visit that very DePaul team. Tipoff is set for 1pm with the broadcast coming your way on the Big East Digital Network on Fox Sports Go.
You can check out the full top 25 and every single ballot right here.