Wolfpack Women up to No. 20 in Coaches' Poll
NC State is now ranked No. 20 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ poll released Tuesday.
Duke (30-1), who suffered its first loss of the season, 70-65 to then-No. 25 NC State, on Saturday, remained atop the poll for the eighth straight week. However, their three-week run of receiving all 31 first-place votes ended; Duke got 23 votes, while No. 2 Connecticut received seven and fourth-ranked
The Huskies (29-2) and No. 3 North Carolina (30-3) each moved up one spot from last week, while the Lady Vols (28-3) fell two spots from No. 2 after a 63-54 loss to No. 10 LSU on Saturday. Defending national champion
Stanford, which has won nine straight, including a 62-55 victory over then-No. 7
LSU (26-7) remained 10th, and
Purdue (28-5) improved from 14th to 12th following a 64-61 win against No. 23 Michigan State on Sunday and a 64-52 victory at Ohio State on Monday. George Washington (26-3) suffered the week's biggest drop, falling four spots to No. 13 after a 57-55 loss to unranked
Coming off its upset of Duke, NC State (23-9) saw the week's biggest jump, from No. 25 to No. 20.