Texas Women Climb to Top of Polls

It's official: the Texas women’s basketball team is No. 1. At least for now. The Longhorns (21-2, 9-1) hooked the No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press poll when ratings were released late Monday afternoon. It is the first time in 16 years that the Horns stand atop the field.

Head coach Jody Conradt's crew shifted from a No. 3 position last week following a win over Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Saturday. The USA Today/ESPN Top 25 poll will be released on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Texas was No. 4 last week.

The Connecticut Huskies (18-2) trail the Longhorns in the polls following a win over previously top-ranked Tennessee (19-2). The Vols dropped to No. 3. With an upset loss at the hands of Florida State, Duke (18-3) fell to No. 4, followed by No. 5 Purdue (19-2). Rounding out the Top 10 are Louisiana Tech (17-2), Texas Tech (20-3, 6-3), Penn. State (18-4), Kansas State (17-3, 8-1) and Minnesota (18-3).

Texas last won the national championship following an undefeated season in 1985-86.

The Horns lead the formidable Big 12 pack with No.7 Texas Tech and No. 8 Kansas State nipping at their heels. Texas faces a tough regular season remainder squaring off with Colorado, Texas Tech, Baylor, and K-State, all AP Top 25 teams. UT is 6-2 against ranked opponents. Texas’ Big 12 season will conclude with a showdown against previously-ranked Oklahoma (14-6, 4-5) in Norman on March 2nd.

Shooting for an eighth straight victory, Texas hosts Texas A&M (8-13, 1-9) 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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