South Dakota ranked for first time in school history


NEW YORK (AP) — South Dakota is ranked in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for the first time in school history.

The 25th-ranked Coyotes (22-3) have won nine straight games and are off to the school’s best start since moving up to Division I in 2008.

Baylor is still No. 1 on Monday, receiving 22 votes from the national media panel. Louisville is second with Oregon, UConn and Mississippi State rounding out the top five teams. Louisville and Oregon each received three first-place ballots. The Ducks are coming off an impressive 40-point win over Stanford on Sunday. It was Oregon’s first victory at Stanford in 32 years.

Despite the loss, the Cardinal moved up a spot to 10th. They beat then-No. 7 Oregon State on Friday.

Notre Dame dropped to sixth after losing at Miami this week before beating Florida State. Maryland, Marquette and Oregon State fill out the remainder of the top 10.

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Utah fell out of the poll after losing to UCLA and USC.


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