4:24 am - Sunday September 24, 2017

Buffaloes Slip One Spot to No. 19 In AP Poll

Following a Pac-12 Conference Tournament semifinal appearance, Colorado slipped one spot to No. 19 in the Associated Press Women’s Basketball Top 25 poll, released Monday.

 

CU’s 13-week run in the AP poll is its longest since appearing in all 19 polls of the 2003-04 season, which culminated in the Buffaloes most recent NCAA Tournament appearance.

 

Colorado, 25-6 overall, received 279 points, down from 354 last week. The only team to pass Colorado in the poll was former Big 12 Conference rival Texas A&M which moved up a whopping 10 spots from 19 to 9 after defeating two top 10 teams in No. 9 Tennessee and No. 7 Kentucky to win the Southeastern Conference Tournament title.

 

All six of Colorado’s losses have been to ranked teams, including five of six ranked No. 7 or better at the time. This week Stanford remained at No. 4, California moved down one to No. 6 and UCLA jumped up three to No. 11.

 

The Buffaloes do have one top 10 win on their resume, a 70-66 win over then-No. 8 Louisville on Dec. 14. The Cardinals are currently ranked No. 16.

 

The Buffaloes have a long history of rankings in the AP poll, dating back to the 1980-81 season. This week’s ranking marks the 171st  time Colorado has appeared in the AP poll, trailing only Stanford, USC and UCLA among Pac-12 schools.

 

The USA Today Sports Coaches poll is scheduled to be released on Tuesday.  Colorado was No. 18 in last week’s coaches’ poll.

 

Colorado now awaits its postseason fate with the announcement of the 64-team NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament field scheduled for Monday, March 18, at 5 p.m. MT. Colorado will serve as a first- and second-round host site with games to be played on Saturday, March 23, and Monday, March 25.

 

2012-13 Associated Press

Top 25 Poll – Mar. 11

Rk    Team                          Rec             Pts       Last

1       Baylor (40)             31-1        1,000             1

2       Notre Dame            29-1            959             2

3       Connecticut            28-3            909             3

4       Stanford                  31-2            884             4

5       Duke                          30-2            846             6

6.      California               28-3            777             5

7       Kentucky                 27-5            738             7

8       Penn State               25-5            659             8

9       Texas A&M              24-9            646           19

10     Tennessee               24-7            645             9

11     UCLA                         25-7            582           14

12     Maryland                 24-7            574           10

13     North Carolina      28-6            467           15

14     Georgia                     25-6            461           12

15     Delaware                 27-3            405           16

16     Louisville                24-7            397           13

17     South Carolina       24-7            334           17

18     Dayton                      27-2            325           11

19     COLORADO             25-6            279           18

20     Green Bay               26-2            230           20

21     Purdue                     24-8            193          NR

22     Syracuse                  24-6            160           24

23     Iowa State               23-7            128          NR

24     Nebraska                 23-8               86           21

25     Florida State          22-9               82           23

 

Others receiving votes: Toledo 78, LSU 59, Michigan State 36, Gonzaga 24, Oklahoma State 17, San Diego State 13, Oklahoma 5, Chattanooga 1, Quinnipiac 1.

2012-13 Opponents in Bold

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