Buffs Hold Steady At No. 12, No. 14 In Polls

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BOULDER - Colorado held at No. 12 for the second-straight week as the eighth Associated Press Women’s Basketball Top 25 Poll was released on Monday.
Colorado, 10-1 overall, received 472 points, up five from 467 last week. The Buffaloes have been ranked in 23 consecutive AP polls, their longest run since appearing in 27 straight from Jan. 22, 2001 through the final poll of the 2001-02 season.
Colorado has a long history of rankings in the AP poll, dating back to the 1980-81 season. This ranking marks the 181st time Colorado has appeared in the AP poll, which is the third-most among Pac-12 Conference schools, trailing only Stanford and USC.

The Buffaloes also held their position at No. 14 in the latest USA Today Sports Coaches Poll. Colorado received 366 points, up four from 362 last week.
The Buffaloes currently have five ranked teams on their schedule, three of which were preseason No. 10 picks. Stanford is No 4 and Louisville is No. 7 in both, Iowa is No. 22 in the AP and No. 23 in the coaches poll, California is No. 21 in the coaches poll and No. 23 in the AP and Arizona State is No. 24 in the AP and No. 25 in the coaches poll.
Colorado opens the 2014 Pac-12 Conference schedule this weekend traveling to play at USC on Friday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. MT and at UCLA on Sunday, Jan. 5, at 8:30 p.m. MT. Both contests are scheduled to be televised on the Pac-12 Network.

2013-14 Associated Press
Top 25 Poll #8 - Dec. 30

Rk
Team
Rec
Pts
Last

1
Connecticut (36)
13-0
900
1

2
Notre Dame
11-0
841
2

3
Duke
12-1
822
3

4
Stanford
11-1
808
4

5
Tennessee
11-1
736
5

6
Kentucky
12-1
717
6

7
Louisville
13-1
695
7

8
Maryland
12-1
648
8

9
Baylor
10-1
626
9

10
North Carolina
11-2
515
10

11
Oklahoma State
11-0
511
11

12
COLORADO
10-1
472
12

13
South Carolina
12-1
462
13

14
Iowa State
11-0
447
14

15
Penn State
9-3
341
15

16
LSU
9-2
308
16

17
Purdue
9-2
299
17

18
Nebraska
10-2
278
18

19
Georgia
12-1
228
19

20
Syracuse
11-1
213
20

21
Florida State
12-1
187
22

22
Iowa
12-2
180
21

23
California
8-3
116
23

24
Arizona State
10-1
91
25

25
Oklahoma
9-4
65
25

Others receiving votes: Arkansas 49, San Diego 33, NC State 27, Indiana 23, Georgia Tech 8, Rutgers 8, West Virginia 8, Gonzaga 7, Saint Joseph’s 7, Texas 7, Middle Tennessee 6, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 5, UTEP 4, DePaul 2.
2013-14 Opponents in BOLD

2013-14 USA Today Sports/WBCA
Top 25 Poll #8 - Dec. 31

Rk
Team
Rec
Pts
Last

1
Connecticut (32)
13-0
800
1

2
Notre Dame
11-0
752
2

3
Duke
12-1
733
3

4
Stanford
11-1
712
4

5
Tennessee
11-1
665
5

6
Kentucky
12-1
646
6

7
Louisville
13-1
614
7

8
Maryland
12-1
571
8

9
Baylor
10-1
538
9

10
Iowa State
11-0
498
10

11
North Carolina
11-2
450
11

12
South Carolina
12-1
422
12

13
Oklahoma State
11-0
414
13

14
COLORADO
10-1
366
14

15
Nebraska
10-2
334
15

16
LSU
10-2
293
16

17
Penn State
9-3
274
17

18
Georgia
12-1
263
18

19
Purdue
10-2
233
19

20
Florida State
12-1
185
20

21
California
8-3
143
21

22
Oklahoma
9-4
105
24

23
Iowa
12-2
100
25

24
Syracuse
11-2
65
23

25
Arizona State
11-1
53
NR

Others receiving votes: Arkansas 33, Gonzaga 29, San Diego 23, Middle Tennessee 16, Brigham Young 13, Saint Mary’s 11, Texas 9, Georgia Tech 7, North Carolina State 7, Bowling Green 6, Dayton 5, Rutgers 4, Texas A&M 2, Vanderbilt 2