• January 19, 2022

AP Poll – Jan. 11, 2016 – Arizona State in top 10, Florida enters for first time since 2009

No. 20 Florida (14-2, 2-1 SEC) entered the Associated Press poll for the first time since since the final poll of the 2008-09 season after earning two SEC victories on the road last week. First the Gators knocked off then-No.12 Tennessee, 74-66. They followed up with an 85-65 win at Ole Miss on Sunday.

The triumph over the Lady Vols came without head coach Amanda Butler who missed the game due to a family emergency. Assistant coach Shimmy Gray-Miller took the reins to guide the Gators in Knoxville.

“For our players, it’s a pat on the back and a validation and recognition of their hard work,” said Butler about the ranking. “We have a group of seniors who take pride in what we’re doing. If there are five people or 500,000 people paying attention to what we’re doing, it’s not going to change the way we play or the way prepare or compete.”

Notes

  • Arizona State rose four spots to land at No. 10. The Sun Devils are undefeated in Pac-12 play, winning their first four conference games with victories over Cal, Stanford, Washington and Washington State.
  • No. 21 Miami (FL) and No. 23 Louisville jumped back into the poll. Louisville upset then-No. 18 Duke on Saturday 65-48 for nine consecutive wins. Miami earned wins over Pittsburgh and Clemson last week.
  • Southern California landed in the poll at No. 25. The Trojans went undefeated during non-conference play and knocked off crosstown foe UCLA last night. The Bruins fell two spots to No. 17.
  • Northwestern, DePaul, California and Seton Hall fell out of the top 25. Cal suffered a loss to unranked Utah Sunday afternoon.
  • There were no changes in the top eight and UConn held the No. 1 spot as it has done all season long. The Huskies defeated American Athletic Conference rivals Tulsa, Houston and South Florida last week.

Full Associated Press Poll and Voter Ballots || AP’s story on the poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 UConn (32) 14-0 800 1
2 South Carolina 15-0 765 2
3 Notre Dame 15-1 735 3
4 Texas 15-0 706 4
5 Ohio State 12-3 640 5
6 Baylor 16-1 632 6
7 Mississippi State 16-1 621 7
8 Maryland 14-2 592 8
9 Kentucky 13-1 543 10
10 Arizona State 13-3 502 14
11 Stanford 13-3 447 9
12 Oregon State 12-3 406 11
13 Tennessee 11-4 371 12
14 Oklahoma 12-3 358 17
15 Texas A&M 12-4 301 13
16 Florida State 11-4 293 19
17 UCLA 11-4 287 15
18 Michigan State 12-3 265 23
19 South Florida 10-4 234 22
20 Florida 14-2 134 NR
21 Miami (Fla.) 15-2 121 NR
22 Duke 12-5 116 18
23 Louisville 12-5 111 NR
24 Missouri 14-2 99 20
25 Southern Cal 14-2 69 NR

Others receiving votes:  Northwestern 58, DePaul 50, Purdue 47, West Virginia 18, Duquesne 17, Syracuse 13, Cal 12, Oklahoma State 9, St. John’s 7, Iowa 6, UTEP 6, Green Bay 3, South Dakota State 2, Seton Hall 2, Utah 2

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