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Villanova Women’s Basketball up to #20

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Lady ‘Cats have their best start since the 1979-1980 season.

Ryan Bowman

The Villanova Women’s Basketball team has moved up to #20 in the latest AP Poll released earlier today. The Wildcats improved to 9-0 after the victory over Temple on Sunday, marking their best start in nearly 37 years. In addition, the Wildcats are just one of three schools remaining with undefeated men’s and women’s basketball teams, along with Florida State and Mississippi State.

Losses from #2 Texas and #7 UCLA shook up the top 10, but UConn remains the unanimous #1. Other than those changes, the rest of the 25 remained relatively stable, with rankings shifting just a spot or two. Villanova remains the sole Big East team in the top 25.

Big East Player of the Week Adrianna Hahn lead the way on Sunday with 19 points, and contributions from Alex Louin (15), Megan Quinn (12), and Jannah Tucker (10) gave the Cats a narrow 69-65 victory. They kept the momentum going after a convincing 73-44 rout over Fairfield on Wednesday, where Hahn and Bridget Herlihy combined for 40 points.

The Wildcats have a week off for finals (anyone want to take my comparative politics final?) before returning to action on December 20th to face off against Big 5 rival La Salle. Tip-off is set for 1:00 PM.

2017-2018 AP Women’s Week 6

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS LAST WEEK
RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS LAST WEEK
1 UConn 8-0 800 1
2 Notre Dame 9-1 749 3
3 Louisville 11-0 736 4
4 South Carolina 9-1 685 5
5 Mississippi State 9-0 664 6
6 Baylor 8-1 625 8
7 Tennessee 10-0 620 11
8 Texas 7-1 593 2
9 Oregon 8-1 519 9
10 West Virginia 9-0 504 10
11 UCLA 7-2 459 7
12 Florida State 10-0 443 13
13 Ohio State 9-2 439 12
14 Duke 8-2 390 14
15 Maryland 9-2 354 15
16 Missouri 9-1 293 17
17 Oregon State 6-2 226 19
18 Stanford 5-4 221 18
19 Texas A&M 8-2 180 21
20 Villanova 9-0 177 22
21 Green Bay 8-1 147 23
22 South Florida 7-2 141 16
23 Michigan 8-2 116 24
24 California 7-2 98 25
25 Iowa 10-1 55 NR