LSU ranked 11th in new women’s basketball AP poll

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Kim Mulkey
(Photo: Jonathan Mailhes)

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Women’s Basketball team (17-2, 5-1 SEC) moved up one spot to No. 11 in Monday’s AP Poll.

Since jumping into the AP Poll in the fourth week of the season after LSU’s win over No. 14 Iowa State, the Tigers have moved up in the rankings every week. This is the highest LSU has been ranked since it climbed to as high as No. 5 during the 2009-10 season.

The first of LSU’s victories last week came in an overtime thriller against Missouri where Khayla Pointer hit a layup with 5.7 seconds left and Alexis Morris blocked Missouri’s last second shot attempt to tie to secure LSU’s win. On Sunday LSU beat Vanderbilt by 18 points. Morris, Pointer, Jailin Cherry and Faustine Aifuwa all had big games in the win over the Commodores.

LSU has just one game this week and will head to Gainesville to face Florida on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT.

AP Poll – January 17, 2022

RANK

TEAM

PV RANK

CONFERENCE

POINTS

1

South Carolina (17-1)

1

Southeastern Women

747 (28)

2

Stanford (13-3)

2

Pacific 12 Women

701

3

Louisville (15-1)

3

Atlantic Coast Women

694 (2)

4

North Carolina State (16-2)

4

Atlantic Coast Women

661

5

Tennessee (17-1)

5

Southeastern Women

633

6

Indiana (14-2)

6

Big Ten Women

607

7

Iowa State (16-1)

9

Big 12 Women

542

8

Michigan (15-2)

11

Big Ten Women

529

9

Connecticut (9-3)

10

Big East Women

510

10

Arizona (12-2)

7

Pacific 12 Women

466

11

LSU (17-2)

12

Southeastern Women

464

12

Maryland (12-5)

8

Big Ten Women

406

13

Georgia (13-3)

17

Southeastern Women

310

14

Oklahoma (15-2)

23

Big 12 Women

306

15

Baylor (11-4)

14

Big 12 Women

295

15

Texas (12-3)

13

Big 12 Women

295

17

BYU (14-1)

18

West Coast Women

275

18

Georgia Tech (13-4)

15

Atlantic Coast Women

263

19

Notre Dame (13-3)

20

Atlantic Coast Women

262

20

North Carolina (14-2)

21

Atlantic Coast Women

133

21

Duke (11-4)

16

Atlantic Coast Women

125

22

Colorado (13-1)

22

Pacific 12 Women

119

23

Kentucky (8-5)

19

Southeastern Women

83

24

Florida Gulf Coast (15-1)

Atlantic Sun Women

80

25

Iowa (10-4)

Big Ten Women

52

Others receiving votes:

Ohio State 47, Virginia Tech 40, Oregon 23, Kansas State 18, South Florida 14, UCF 9, Missouri 8, DePaul 5, Kansas 4, South Dakota 3

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