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Zags Rise to No. 16

The Bulldogs could finish out the season cracking the top 15.

Saint Mary’s v Gonzaga Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

A week off from playing basketball is exactly what the doctor ordered as the Gonzaga Bulldogs women’s squad rose up to No. 16 in the latest AP Poll.

Gonzaga didn’t have a game last week thanks to the WCC Tournament and held a bye until today’s semifinal.

Presumably, if the Zags win out, there is a good shot they will finish the season ranked within the top 15. Quite the achievement for such a wonky year. That will be easier said than done, however. The Zags will most likely face a tough challenge against the BYU Cougars in the WCC Tournament Championship game. The Cougars are the one WCC team to defeat Gonzaga this season.

Here is the full AP Poll for the week.

Women’s AP Poll - Week 16

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 UConn (22) 716 1
2 Stanford (5) 678 4
3 NC State (2) 676 3
4 Texas A&M 609 2
5 South Carolina 598 7
6 Baylor 596 6
7 Louisville 557 5
7 Maryland 557 8
9 Indiana 479 10
10 UCLA 470 9
11 Arizona 410 11
12 Georgia 408 16
13 Michigan 332 12
14 Tennessee 325 14
15 Arkansas 260 13
16 Gonzaga 249 16
17 West Virginia 248 20
18 Kentucky 240 17
19 Rutgers 224 24
20 South Florida 196 15
21 Missouri State 179 23
22 Ohio State 82 22
23 Oregon 73 19
24 Florida Gulf Coast 54 NR
25 South Dakota State 53 21
Others receiving votes: Marquette 52, Stephen F Austin 34, Oregon St. 22, Oklahoma St. 15, Georgia Tech 11, Virginia Tech 10, Iowa 5, DePaul 5, UCF 2.