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Gonzaga Rises to No. 12 in Latest AP Poll

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It is a very close race.

NCAA Womens Basketball: West Coast Conference Tournament-Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the new No. 12 team in the country, rising one spot in the latest AP Poll.

The Zags took care of business, like they have done all season, last week, beating Pepperdine by 34 points and LMU by 26. The Zags face both San Diego and BYU this week, but will have to monitor injuries to LeeAnne Wirth and Kayleigh Truong.

Overall, there was a decent bit of movement in the latest AP Poll. The Oregon Ducks rose from No. 4 to No. 3 after beating then No. 7 Oregon State TWICE in 48 hours, it what can only be the most lunatic scheduling decision possible (surprise surprise, this is coming from the Pac 12).

For Gonzaga, who spent so long lounging at the lower teens this season, their move up the charts has been fast, but close. Gonzaga is a mere two points ahead of No. 13 Kentucky, and a mere three points ahead of No. 14 Florida State. Depending on who has the best week, seemingly, those three teams can fluctuate at will.

Here is the full AP Poll for the week.

Women’s AP Poll - Week 13

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 South Carolina (26) 746 1
2 Baylor (3) 716 2
3 Oregon 671 4
4 Connecticut 665 3
5 Louisville (1) 643 5
6 Stanford 599 6
7 NC State 552 8
8 UCLA 528 10
9 Mississippi State 500 9
10 Oregon State 479 7
11 DePaul 437 11
12 Gonzaga 382 13
13 Kentucky 380 12
14 Florida State 379 14
15 Texas A&M 352 15
16 Arizona 288 19
17 Maryland 273 20
18 Iowa 240 19
19 Arizona State 212 16
20 Indiana 152 17
21 South Dakota 127 24
22 Tennessee 125 23
23 Northwestern 111 22
24 Missouri State 73 NR
25 Arkansas 56 21
Others receiving votes: Princeton 44, TCU 7, Florida Gulf Coast 7, LSU 2, West Virginia 1, Stony Brook 1, Rutgers 1, Texas 1.