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Gonzaga Women's Basketball

Gonzaga women move to No. 13 in latest AP women’s rankings

The Gonzaga bench erupts after guard Jill Townsend (32) hits a 3-point shot against Portland, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff and wire reports

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team rose another spot in school history on Monday, climbing one spot to 13th in the latest AP Top 25, a week after achieving a school-best ranking in the weekly poll.

Gonzaga (16-1), which beat Portland on Saturday, travels to Provo, Utah, on Thursday for a big showdown against Brigham Young (14-3).

Notre Dame remained No. 1 in the poll after beating then-No. 2 Louisville last week.

The Fighting Irish received 23 first-place votes from the 30-member national media panel. Louisville fell to fourth, swapping places with Baylor, which received six first-place votes. UConn moved into a tie with the Lady Bears for the No. 2 slot. The Huskies got the final first-place vote. The Irish beat Louisville by 14 points and then routed Wake Forest by 30.

Oregon rounded out the first five teams in the poll.

Stanford, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Maryland and Oregon State fill out the top 10.

Rutgers and DePaul entered the AP Top 25 at Nos. 20 and 24 while Florida State and California fell out.