Texas guard Ariel Atkins (23) shoots over Iowa State guard Bridget Carleton (21), forward Adriana Camber (13) and forward Claire Ricketts (30) during a NCAA basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Texas slips 2 spots to No. 8 in weekly AP women’s basketball poll

Five Big 12 teams are in the weekly poll

Posted January 29th, 2018

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  • Longhorns are a No. 3 seed in this week's ESPN bracketology poll for the NCAA Tournament
Texas guard Brooke McCarty (11) takes the ball down court against Iowa State during a NCAA basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

A lopsided loss to Baylor and a blowout victory over Iowa State kept Texas in the top 10 of the Associated Press weekly women’s basketball poll.

The Longhorns slipped from No. 6 to No. 8 in the Top 25 poll released Monday.

UConn (20-0) remained No. 1 in the poll by receiving all 32 first-place votes. Mississippi State, the nation’s only other unbeaten team (22-0), remains second. Baylor, which routed Texas 81-56 and beat West Virginia 83-72, stays at No. 3 while Louisville and Notre Dame round out the top five.

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In other news, Texas was chosen as a No. 3 seed in the Albany regional for the NCAA Tournament by ESPN bracketology expert Charlie Creme this week. Baylor is a No. 2 seed in the Kansas City regional.

Texas returns to the court at Kansas on Wednesday night. The Horns return to the Erwin Center to play No. 22 TCU at noon Saturday.

Here is the AP Top 25 poll released Monday.

  1. UConn (all 32 first-place votes; 2. Mississippi State; 3. Baylor; 4. Louisville; 5. Notre Dame; 6. Oregon; 7. South Carolina; 8. Texas; 9. UCLA; 10. Florida State; 11. Maryland; 12. Tennessee; 13. Michigan; 14. Texas A&M; 15. Missouri; 16. Oregon State; 17. Georgia; 18. Ohio State; 19. Duke; 20. Green Bay; 21. West Virginia; 22. TCU; 23. Oklahoma State; 24. Stanford; 25. California.

Here is how AP voter and American-Statesman reporter Rick Cantu cast his ballot.

  1. UConn; 2. Mississippi State; 3. Baylor; 4. Notre Dame; 5. Louisville; 6. Oregon. 7. South Carolina; 8. Maryland; 9. Texas; 10. UCLA; 11. Tennessee; 12. Texas A&M; 13. Michigan; 14. TCU; 15. Florida State; 16. Georgia; 17. Missouri; 18. Ohio State; 19. Duke; 20. Green Bay; 21. Oregon State; 22. West Virginia; 23. Oklahoma State; 24. Stanford; 25. Iowa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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