The women’s college basketball season and we are beginning to learn who the real contenders are. With the latest week of action from the new season under our belts, the Associated Press announced the AP Top 25 for Week 12 of the regular season.
This week, the top two teams in the country remain unchanged with the South Carolina Gamecocks and Ohio State Buckeyes occupying to No. 1 and No. 2 rankings. South Carolina earned all 28 first-place votes.
Moving up one spot to No. 3 is the Stanford Cardinal, while the undefeated LSU Tigers and UConn Huskies round out the top five.
For the first time in 47 years, there are no teams from Texas ranked in the top 25.
Where does your favorite team stand in the latest rankings?
The full Week 12 women’s basketball AP Top 25 Poll can be seen below.
POLL ALERT: Women's AP Top 25 has no teams from Texas for the first time in its 47-year history; South Carolina, Ohio State, Stanford top rankings.
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- South Carolina (28)
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Virginia Tech
- North Carolina
- Iowa State
- North Carolina State
- Middle Tennessee
- Florida State
Others receiving votes: Tennessee 47, Texas 35, South Florida 31, USC 22, Oregon 10, Arkansas 2, UNLV 1, Alabama 1
About the Associated Press Top 25 Poll
The Associated Press college basketball poll started on Jan. 20, 1949. The original poll had 20 teams, with Saint Louis the first school to hold the No. 1 ranking. From the 1961-62 season through 1967-68 only 10 teams were ranked. It expanded again to 20 teams from 1968-69 through 1988-89. The Top 25 began the next season, and it has stayed at that number ever since. The AP’s final poll is released after the field for the NCAA Tournament is selected.