Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 18, 2012

WVU women move up a spot in Top 25


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— The West Virginia University women’s basketball team (7-2) climbed one notch in Monday’s new AP Top 25 poll, to 24th place. The Mountaineers play again on Thursday, hosting Duquesne. The top three teams again this week: Stanford (9-0), Connecticut (8-0) and Baylor (8-1).

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The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 16, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

    Record    Pts    Prv

 1. Stanford (22)    9-0    978    1

 2. UConn (16)    8-0    967    2

 3. Baylor (2)    8-1    931    3

 4. Duke    8-0    884    4

 5. Notre Dame    6-1    821    5

 6. Georgia    11-0    789    6

 7. Kentucky    8-1    773    7

 8. California    7-1    663    10

 9. Maryland    7-2    641    9

10. Tennessee    7-1    602    13

11. Penn St.    9-2    595    11

12. UCLA    7-1    539    14

13. Purdue    10-1    495    15

14. Louisville    9-2    491    8

15. Oklahoma St.    7-0    440    16

16. Dayton    10-0    395    17

17. North Carolina    10-1    317    19

18. Oklahoma    8-2    285    12

19. Kansas    9-1    215    22

20. Texas    7-2    197    18

21. South Carolina    10-0    152    24

22. Texas A&M    6-3    139    23

23. Florida St.    8-1    126    —

24. West Virginia    7-2    101    25

25. Colorado    9-0    99    —

Others receiving votes: Arkansas 94, Miami 58, Nebraska 52, Iowa St. 41, Ohio St. 37, Delaware 15, Vanderbilt 15, Michigan 10, Michigan St. 9, Chattanooga 7, Duquesne 7, Syracuse 6, Iowa 5, Villanova 5, Toledo 2, Gonzaga 1, Rutgers 1.