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Marquette Women’s Basketball Earns AP Votes For The First Time This Season


COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 01 Women’s DePaul at Marquette
Nirel Lougbo is playing for a team that’s earning top 25 attention.
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There’s a lot of reasons to be happy and excited about what’s going on with Marquette women’s basketball this season. We got a brand new one on Monday afternoon when the new Associated Press top 25 poll came out.

No, the Golden Eagles are not ranked after beating #16 DePaul on Sunday. However, three voters do have Marquette in their top 25, marking the first time that anyone has voted for Megan Duffy’s squad all year! Scott Richey has MU at #24, while Carl Adamec and Mike Carmin both ranked the Golden Eagles at #25 on their ballot.

That’s fun!

Mississippi State is the highest ranked Marquette foe in this week’s poll, coming in at #9. Northwestern, which needed overtime to beat Marquette when the Golden Eagles were without Selena Lott back in November, are #11 in the country. DePaul is the final MU opponent in the top 25, coming in down two spots to #18 after losing to the Golden Eagles in their only game of the week.

Future Big East opponent Connecticut is ranked #5. It’s fun to be able to mention them.

The regular season has wrapped up for Marquette. Their next game will be in the Big East quarterfinals on Saturday evening, but the opponent has yet to be decided. We know it will be either Villanova or Xavier advancing from Friday’s 7/10 game in the tournament to face the #2 seeded Golden Eagles. Tipoff is scheduled for 6pm Central at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, and that game will be broadcast on FS2.

You can check out the entire top 25 and each of the ballots right here.