PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Seven BIG EAST women's basketball teams remain ranked in the latest national polls released this week. Connecticut continues to lead the way at No. 2 in both the Associated Press rankings as well as the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 Coaches' poll. The Huskies (25-1, 12-0 BIG EAST) have won 13 in a row, including an 86-45 victory over then-No. 14/12 Oklahoma last night.
UConn has been gaining ground on No. 1 Baylor and is just 10 points behind in the AP rankings and just six points behind in the Coaches' Poll. The Huskies take on No. 8/8 Notre Dame on Saturday in the BIG EAST television Game of the Week. The Irish (22-4, 11-1 BIG EAST) have won nine in a row since a three-point loss to the Huskies (79-76) on Jan. 8. It will be the 16th matchup between Top 25 teams during conference play this year. The game will be carried on numerous regional sports networks, including SNY (SportsNet New York). The game also is available to view free online at www.bigeast.tv or by clicking here.
The remainder of the national rankings has No. 10/11 DePaul, No. 18/18 Georgetown, No. 21/20 West Virginia and No. 22/21 Marquette. St. John's also is receiving votes in the AP rankings and sits at No. 22 in the Coaches' Poll.
Louisville, Rutgers and Syracuse each received votes in the Coaches' Poll as well.
To view the polls in their entirety, please visit the BIG EAST women's basketball national poll page.