PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Six BIG EAST women's basketball teams captured spots in both the Associated Press and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' polls after the fourth week of play.
Connecticut held on to the No. 2 spot in both polls and received two first-place votes in the ESPN/USA Today poll. The Huskies have opened the season 6-0, and have not allowed more than 38 points in their last three games.
Notre Dame ranks third in both polls after moving up one spot in the AP poll. The Fighting Irish have opened the season with a 5-1 record, losing only at No.1/1 Baylor on Nov. 20 in the championship game of the Preseason WNIT. ND also secured a 56-54 victory over then-No. 7/6 Duke on Nov. 26.
Louisville moved up one spot in each poll, and is ranked No 10 in the AP poll and No. 11 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll. The Cardinals have scored an impressive 276 points over their last three games and will look to ride that momentum into their annual game with in-state rival 12/10 Kentucky on Dec. 4.
Rutgers comes in at No. 11 in the AP poll and No. 12 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll after a 6-0 start. The Scarlet Knights will host Temple on Nov. 30 and will look to April Sykes, who led the team in scoring in each of the last two games.
Georgetown advanced to No. 20 in both polls after toppling No. 10/10 Georgia 64-56 on Nov. 26. DePaul currently sits at No. 22 in the AP poll and No. 21 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll
Syracuse is the only BIG EAST team receiving votes, and does so in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll.
To view the polls in their entirety, please visit the BIG EAST women's basketball national poll page.