LSU's women's basketball team moved up to No. 2 in the Associated Press poll and advanced to No. 3 in the USA today/ESPN/WBCA poll this week after victories over Tennessee and Georgia.
The Lady Tigers (22-1, 10-0 SEC)
defeated No. 5 Tennessee in Knoxville last Thursday and followed it with a
win over No. 13 Georgia on Sunday.
LSU received 1,103 points and 20
first-place votes in the AP poll, falling just short of top-ranked Duke. The
Blue Devils returned to the top spot with 1,115 points and 23 first-place votes.
Carolina, the previous No. 1 team, lost at home to Maryland on Thursday and
dropped to third, while the Terrapins moved up two spots to fourth after the
victory. Tennessee remained
The Lady Tigers received 726 points
and three first-place votes in the coaches' poll. Duke regained No. 1 with 764
points, while North
Carolina dropped to second with 727 points, just ahead
of the LSU.
The No. 2 ranking in the AP poll is
the highest the Lady Tigers have been this season.
LSU visits Florida on Thursday at 6 p.m. CST in the O'Connell Center
The Lady Tigers sit in first-place
in the Southeastern Conference with a two-game lead over Tennessee. LSU's magic
number to clinch at least a share of a second straight league title is two