The final Associated Press top 25 poll for women’s college basketball came out on Monday morning. I presume it came out a little bit earlier than normal just to give the final rankings of the year a bit of time to breathe and/or marinate before the NCAA announces the 64 team national championship field later on Monday evening.
ANYWAY the point of the story is that YOUR Marquette wrap up the 2020-21 season earning votes in the AP poll. MU snagged 27 points in the polling in the last iteration of the poll for the season, which makes them the unofficial #28 team in the country. That makes sense, seeing as the NCAA tournament projections seem to have the Golden Eagles right in the ballpark of a #8 seed, and #28 on the NCAA seed list would be the last #7 seed. Marquette is tucked in between Stephen F. Austin with 35 points and Oregon State with 21 points.
As you’d expect, Connecticut is the only team on Marquette’s schedule this season that ends the season ranked in the top 25. The Huskies are the #1 team in the country again this week, earning 23 of the 30 first place votes and outpacing #2 Stanford by 38 points. DePaul is the only other team on the schedule this season that earned any votes here. The Blue Demons picked up two points worth of votes, and they’ll be waiting on pins and needles when the selection show starts tonight.
Speaking of said selection show, that’s what’s up next for Marquette. It’ll get started on ESPN at 6pm Central on Monday night. First round games will take place in the San Antonio area on Sunday, March 21 and Monday, March 22.
You can check out the entire top 25 right here.