STI/Hoopfeed Poll: Stanford tumbles, Texas re-enters and Arizona continues to rise
Texas topples Stanford and moves into the top 25
The biggest upset of the week led to a major reshuffling in this week’s poll. After ten straight wins, previous No. 1 Stanford dropped a contest to unranked Texas 69-64 Sunday afternoon in Austin. Sophomore Charli Collier and senior Joyner Holmes led the way for the Longhorns as they took down the team that held the No. 1 spot for three weeks.
With the loss, Stanford fell six spots to No. 7 while Texas re-entered the rankings at No. 24. Both teams have one more non-conference game left before league play begins.
With the shakeup at the top of the poll, Oregon State earned its highest ranking so far this season landing at No. 2 while UConn took over the top spot. Oregon, South Carolina, and Baylor round out the top five.
No. 8 UCLA advanced two spots after defeating Indiana 68-58 in a road game on Sunday in Bloomington. The Hoosiers fell two spots to No. 14.
Arizona continued to rise in the rankings, landing at No. 13 this week, a gain of three positions. The Wildcats are 11-0 and routed Tennessee State and UC Santa Barbara last week.
There are no games this week until Saturday due to the holiday season.
Teams that dropped out: Michigan, Michigan State
Other teams that received votes: Michigan, TCU, Arizona State, Minnesota, Colorado, Princeton, FGCU, Northwestern, Virginia Tech, Michigan State and Rutgers.
The STI/Hoopfeed Poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of media members and other women’s basketball professionals.
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