Buffs No. 25 In AP Poll
BOULDER - The University of Colorado women's basketball team made its debut in the 2007 Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday, entering the poll at No. 25 for its first national ranking since 2004.
Colorado, receiving 91 votes, had been listed first among other teams receiving votes for the past two polls before making the jump Monday. The ranking is CU's first since the Buffaloes were No. 17 (AP)/No. 24 (WBCA) in the final 2003-04 polls.
The Buffaloes are 8-2 overall and have won seven straight games for the first time since early in the 2003-04 season. CU is one of six Big 12 Conference teams in the AP Top 25 joining No. 9 Oklahoma, No. 10 Baylor, No. 14 Texas A&M, No. 19 Texas and No. 24 Oklahoma State. The Buffaloes are 12 votes behind the 10-1 Cowgirls.
Colorado has a rich tradition in the Associated Press poll. This ranking marks Colorado's 155th appearance in the AP poll since 1980. The Buffaloes were ranked in 75 straight polls from Mar. 15, 1992 to Dec. 9, 1996 and 30 straight from Jan. 22, 2001 to Mar. 22, 2002.
Colorado will play its first game as a ranked team on Friday, Dec. 28, at the Buffaloes host Southern Utah University at 7 p.m. at the Coors Events Center. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain.