Texas coach Karen Aston (here with Jordan Hosey) is preparing for the Big 12 women's basketball tournament championship game. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Texas drops one spot to No. 8 in AP poll; Baylor moves to No. 2

Longhorns and Lady Bears face off in the Big 12 tournament championship game Monday night

Posted March 5th, 2018

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  • Texas projected to be a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, according to ESPN

Despite going 3-0 last week, Texas dropped one spot to No. 8 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll for women’s basketball.

Baylor, meanwhile, moved up to No. 2 in the weekly poll after previously unbeaten Mississippi State lost to South Carolina 62-51 in the finals of the SEC Tournament on Sunday.

Texas and Baylor have reached the finals of the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City. The championship game will be at 8 p.m. Monday at Chesapeake Arena.


According to ESPN’s weekly NCAA Tournament bracket predictions, the Longhorns and Lady Bears will No. 2 seeds. Texas is projected to be in the Kansas City regional. Texas is a virtual lock to host first- and second-round games. The 64-team field will be announced next Monday.

Here is this week’s Top 25 poll:

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

Here is how American-Statesman writer and AP voter Rick Cantu cast his ballot:

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




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