The Oregon State Women's Basketball team swept the Washington Schools over the weekend to improve to 17-3 and 7-1 in the Pac-12 Conference. Oregon State remains at number nine in the AP Poll while their was quite a shakeup at the top. #1 Notre Dame loses to North Carolina so Baylor move into the #1 Spot. The Oregon Ducks are now at #4 and Stanford drops to #8 after losing to #14 Utah in Salt Lake City.
The Beavers are back home Friday night hosting Colorado and then on Super Bowl Sunday at Noon they host Utah. Last Friday the Beavers destroyed the Huskies 86-39 building up a 56-17 lead at halftime then cruising to the victory. Then Sunday incredible defense holding the Cougars to 25 percent shooting and winning going away 52-35. Above video highlights of the win in Pullman and interviews with Senior Katie McWilliams who had seven boards and Sophomore Taya Corosdale who was stellar on the boards with 11. Mikayla Pivec had an outstanding weekend with 19 rebounds on Friday night and 19 points Sunday.
Here is the official release from NCAA .com on the latest Top 25.
NEW YORK — Kim Mulkey and Baylor returned to No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll on Monday for the first time nearly six years.
The Lady Bears (17-1) ascended to the top spot after then-No. 1 Notre Dame lost to unranked North Carolina on Sunday. Baylor, which received 24 of 28 first-place votes from a national media panel, last was No. 1 in the final poll of the 2012-13 season. The team was the top choice among voters for the final 11 weeks of that season.
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“Anything that’s considered positive for our program and Baylor, we welcome. But really, what does it mean? It doesn’t mean anything. It doesn’t win a championship for you. It just puts a bigger target on your back,” Mulkey said after the Lady Bears beat Oklahoma on Sunday. “It’s not the first time we’ve been ranked No. 1 ... I don’t think it will change anything about the kids in the locker room. I don’t think it will change anything about our practices. Our focus, right now, is Oklahoma State, and then our big focus is winning another Big 12 championship.”
The Fighting Irish fell to fifth, with UConn, Louisville and Oregon following Baylor. Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Stanford, Oregon State and Marquette rounded out the top 10. The Wolfpack are the only undefeated team left in Division I basketball.