Marquette women’s basketball has been climbing up the ranks in the Associated Press poll this season, but for now, they’re camping out on the mountain. The Golden Eagles stayed steady in the poll this week, coming in at #8 in the country.
The Golden Eagles snagged 513 points in the polling this time around. There was a bit of movement in the poll around MU. Maryland moved up three spots in the poll to land at #7 with 522 points, essentially just barely ahead of Marquette. Oregon State fell two spots to land at #9, earning 436 points, well back from Marquette.
Percy Allen from the Seattle Times and our man Adam Minichino both led the way for Marquette in the poll this week, with both putting them at #6. Most of Marquette’s votes are actually in the #7 spot, but there’s enough votes at #8 and #9 as well as two at #10 to keep MU at #8 overall. Gonna glare ever so slightly at those two #10 voters as they are what kept the Golden Eagles from #7 this week.
There are three MU opponents in the top 25 this week, and two of them are ranked higher than Marquette. Mississippi State moved up one spot to #5 this week, while Notre Dame fell downwards by two spots to end up at #6. Miami had a big jump, going from #25 to #20 this time around, thanks to their home win over Notre Dame. South Dakota State is the only MU foe in the receiving votes department, and I feel the need to point out that is not a mistake. South Dakota is ranked this week for the first time ever, and the voter that put SDSU at #25 for their lone vote this week has USD at #24.
Marquette returns to action on Friday when they head out east to face St. John’s in the first game of a two game road trip to the New York City area. They’ll move on to Seton Hall on Sunday.
You can check out the full top 25 and every ballot right here.