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WVU Women’s Basketball Back Ranked in AP Poll



WVU Women’s Basketball made their way back into the AP Top 25 Poll on Monday, January 22, listed at No. 24 after falling out of the rankings the week prior. This marks the third week West Virginia has made the Top 25 this season.

The Mountaineers went 2-0 during the week, improving to 16-2 on the season and 5-2 in the Big 12 with dominant wins over the Houston Cougars and Cincinnati Bearcats. The week contained some of the most dominant defensive play in West Virginia’s 50 year history as a program, as the Mountaineers shut both their opponents out for the entire first period of play—the first two times they’d ever managed such a feat.

WVU Women’s Basketball Posts Another First Quarter Shutout

West Virginia received a total of 78 points in the ranking system, leapfrogging Oregon State, who sat just ahead of them as the first team out of the rankings last week.

The NET rankings, which take strength of opponent and game location into account, currently list the Mountaineers as one spot better at No. 23.

WVU Women’s Basketball forces an average of 24.94 turnovers per game, the best of any major program. They allow 54.6 points per game, good for No. 19, while turning in 78 points per game themselves, good for No. 29.

The Mountaineers have a light schedule this week with just one home game, but it’s an incredibly important one: they’ll host Iowa State at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 27. The Cyclones currently sit on the cusp of the Top 25 and defeated West Virginia with a furious second half comeback earlier this month

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