PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Six BIG EAST women’s basketball teams are ranked in this week’s Associated Press Poll, while seven squads ranked in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ poll.
Once again, Connecticut leads the BIG EAST at No. 2/2. The Huskies went 2-0 last week, beating then-No.3/3 Duke 87-51 on Jan. 31 and then-No. 9/13 DePaul 89-66 on Feb. 5. Connecticut improved to 22-1 on the season.
Notre Dame stood its ground at No. 8/8, after posting two conference wins last week. The Irish defeated then-No. RV/25 Syracuse 71-48 on Feb. 1 and USF 76-68 on Feb. 5. DePaul slipped one spot in each poll to No. 10/14. The Blue Demons’ eight-game winning streak ended on Feb. 5 with an 89-66 loss to No. 2/2 Connecticut.
Georgetown climbed in both lists, earning the No. 16/17 slot. The Hoyas went 2-0 last week, downing then-NR/RV Louisville 76-52 on Feb. 1 and Cincinnati 55-38 on Feb. 5. West Virginia slid one position in the AP rankings and four in the ESPN/USA Today list to No. 17/19. The Mountaineers went 1-1 last week, beating Providence 59-45 on Feb. 1 and dropping a 60-53 decision to Pittsburgh on Feb. 5.
Marquette jumped to No. 21/22, after picking up two league wins last week. The Golden Eagles defeated Villanova 62-57 on Feb. 1 and edged then-No. NR/23 St. John’s 55-52 on Feb. 5. The Red Storm slid to No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today rankings, after going 1-1 last week. St. John’s slipped past Rutgers 51-48 on Feb. 1, before losing to Marquette on Feb. 5.
Syracuse and Rutgers collected votes in the ESPN/USA Today poll.
To view the polls in their entirety, please visit the BIG EAST women’s basketball national poll page.