It’s Monday, so that means a new Associated Press top 25 poll for women’s college basketball. Last week, Marquette picked up one whole point with one 25th place vote. Then they went out and beat then-#24 DePaul, and they did it down in Chicago, too.
Appropriately, Marquette moved up in the voting. They’re not ranked yet, but they’ve gotten much closer. This week, Megan Duffy’s team is the unofficial #28 team in the country with 14 points from the AP voters. That puts them between Stephen F. Austin with 16 points and Oklahoma State with nine points.
14 points is kinda close to actually being ranked, as the #25 team snagged just 31 points this week. That team? It’s DePaul, barely clinging to a top 25 spot after losing to MU. They won’t be ranked next week, though, as they lost to a very not good Butler team — again, at Wintrust — on Monday afternoon not long after the new poll came out.
Connecticut holds on to the #1 spot in the poll this week. They picked up 27 of the 30 first place votes to end up with 747 points, well ahead of Texas A&M with 703 points. Marquette lost to UConn already at home this season, and they’ll be tipping off with the Huskies in Storrs just 16 minutes after I’m typing this.
That will be the last game of the regular season for Marquette, as the Big East tournament starts on March 5th. The Golden Eagles have already clinched the #2 seed, so they won’t be playing until the 6th, and they’ll be playing a team that does have to get a win on Day #1.
You can check out the entire top 25 right here.