Connecticut Huskies Remains On Top Of AP Week 4 Top 25 Rankings

Connecticut Huskies Remains On Top Of AP Week 4 Top 25 Rankings

bria hartleyThe Connecticut Huskies remains unchallenged on top of The Associated Press NCAA Women’s Basketball Rankings after staying undefeated in eight games.

The Huskies (8-0) got all 36 possible first-place votes to remain atop the Top 25 Rankings. The defending national champions easily swept their three-game assignment last week, defeating the Oregon Ducks (114-68) on Wednesday, the Boston University Bonnies (96-38) on Friday, and the Monmouth Hawks (100-46) on Saturday.

The top-ranked Huskies will have a light week ahead of them with two scheduled games. They scored an 88-39 drubbing of Saint Bonaventure on Monday and they will take on Ohio State on Sunday.

Head coach Geno Auriemma, whose team is missing the services of star Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, credited his team’s defense for their success in their first eight games this year.

“I don’t think there’s been one game where we haven’t played well defensively,” Auriemma said in an interview after their game on Monday. “From that standpoint, I’ve been thrilled with how we’ve played defensively.”

Mosqueda-Lewis is expected to be sidelined in the next three to five weeks after due to the nerve contusion in her right elbow that he sustained in their 76-57 win over the Stanford Cardinals on November 11th.

Meanwhile, the second to ninth-ranked teams remains unchanged with the Duke Blue Devils taking the second spot, followed by Tennessee, Louisville, Notre Dame, Stanford, Kentucky, Maryland, and Baylor. The Nebraska Cornhuskers completes the Top 10 this week.

2014 The Associated Press Women’s Basketball Top 25 Rankings (Week 4)

  1. Connecticut
  2. Duke
  3. Tennessee
  4. Louisville
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Stanford
  7. Kentucky
  8. Maryland
  9. Baylor
  10. Nebraska
  11. North Carolina
  12. Texas A&M
  13. Penn State
  14. Colorado
  15. LSU
  16. Purdue
  17. South Carolina
  18. Oklahoma
  19. Oklahoma State
  20. California
  21. Michigan State
  22. Georgia
  23. Iowa State
  24. Gonzaga
  25. DePaul

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