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BYU women's basketball: Cougars ranked in AP poll for first time in more than 4 years

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Published: Monday, Jan. 23 2012 12:17 p.m. MST

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PROVO — With an 18-3 overall and 7-1 West Coast Conference record, the BYU women's basketball team enters this week's AP poll tied at No. 23.

The Cougars were last ranked in the AP poll on Nov. 27, 2006. Last week the team received votes and also collected votes during the week of Dec. 26 when BYU had an 11-2 record. That week they also picked up votes in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll.

Last season the team received votes for five straight weeks in the AP poll from Feb. 14 to March 14. They also got votes in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll twice during the week of March 1 and March 8.

West Coast Conference foe Gonzaga is ranked at No. 22, giving the WCC two teams in the Top 25 for the first time ever.

The Cougars host Gonzaga on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

Here is the complete AP poll:

The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record Pts Prv

1. Baylor (40) 19-0 1,000 1

2. Notre Dame 19-1 960 2

3. UConn 17-2 913 3

4. Stanford 17-1 884 4

5. Duke 16-2 836 5

6. Kentucky 18-2 793 6

7. Tennessee 14-4 713 9

8. Maryland 18-2 699 8

9. Ohio St. 19-1 694 10

10. Miami 16-3 635 11

11. Rutgers 16-3 612 7

12. Green Bay 17-0 542 12

13. Purdue 16-3 485 13

14. Texas A&M 13-4 468 14

15. Delaware 16-1 429 16

16. Louisville 16-4 417 18

17. Georgia 16-4 391 15

18. Penn St. 15-4 302 22

19. Nebraska 16-3 259 20

20. Georgetown 15-5 249 19

21. Texas Tech 14-4 156 17

22. Gonzaga 17-3 138 —

23. BYU18-3 60 —

23. DePaul 14-5 60 21

25. North Carolina 14-5 47 24

Others receiving votes: Georgia Tech 46, St. Bonaventure 42, Oklahoma 32, South Carolina 28, Kansas St. 27, Michigan 13, Kansas 12, Princeton 10, Arkansas 9, California 9, St. John's 8, Florida Gulf Coast 4, LSU 4, NC State 4, Saint Mary's (Cal) 3, Vanderbilt 3, San Diego St. 2, Fresno St. 1, UTEP 1.

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AP women's Top 25 poll:

RecordPtsPrv

1. Baylor (40) 19-0 1,000 1

2. Notre Dame 19-1 960 2

3. UConn 17-2 913 3

4. Stanford 17-1 884 4

5. Duke 16-2 836 5

6. Kentucky 18-2 793 6

7. Tennessee 14-4 713 9

8. Maryland 18-2 699 8

9. Ohio St. 19-1 694 10

10. Miami 16-3 635 11

11. Rutgers 16-3 612 7

12. Green Bay 17-0 542 12

13. Purdue 16-3 485 13

14. Texas A&M 13-4 468 14

15. Delaware 16-1 429 16

16. Louisville 16-4 417 18

17. Georgia 16-4 391 15

18. Penn St. 15-4 302 22

19. Nebraska 16-3 259 20

20. Georgetown 15-5 249 19

21. Texas Tech 14-4 156 17

22. Gonzaga 17-3 138 —

23. BYU18-3 60 —

23. DePaul 14-5 60 21

25. N. Carolina 14-5 47 24

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