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Colorado is ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since 2008.
Buffaloes Debut At No. 25 In AP Top 25 Poll
Release: December 17, 2012
By: Troy Andre, Assistant SID
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BOULDER ó Fresh off its first top-10 victory in more than10 years, the University of Colorado debuted at No. 25 in the Associated Press Women’s Basketball Top 25 poll, released Monday.

Colorado received 99 votes to make its first appearance in the AP poll since a similar No. 25 ranking on Jan. 14, 2008. The Buffaloes are 9-0 after defeating then-No. 8 ranked Louisville 70-66 on Dec. 14. CU’s last win over a top-10 opponent was a 62-59 win over No. 5 Stanford in the 2002 NCAA Sweet 16.

The Buffaloes have a long history of rankings in the AP poll, dating back to the 1980-81 season. This week’s ranking marks the 159th time Colorado has appeared in the AP poll, trailing only Stanford, USC and UCLA among Pac-12 Conference schools. CU had received one vote in last week’s AP poll.

The USA Today Sports Coaches poll will be released on Tuesday. The Buffaloes haven’t been ranked in that poll since April 2004. CU received votes from the coaches poll during the squad’s four-week AP run in 2007-08, but never reached the top 25.

Colorado will take to the floor as a ranked team for the first time since January 2008 by hosting Utah Valley on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the Coors Events Center.

Associated Press Top 25 Poll - Dec. 17

Rk

Team

Rec

Pts

Last

1

Stanford (22)

9-0

978

1

2

UConn (16)

8-0

967

2

3

Baylor (2)

8-1

931

3

4

Duke

8-0

884

4

5

Notre Dame

6-1

821

5

6

Georgia

11-0

789

6

7

Kentucky

8-1

773

7

8

California

7-1

663

10

9

Maryland

7-2

641

9

10

Tennessee

7-1

602

13

11

Penn State

9-2

595

11

12

UCLA

7-1

539

14

13

Purdue

10-1

495

15

14

Louisville

9-2

491

†8

15

Oklahoma State

7-0

440

16

16

Dayton

10-0

395

17

17

North Carolina

10-1

317

19

18

Oklahoma

8-2

†285

12

19

Kansas

9-1

215

22

20

Texas

7-2

197

18

21

South Carolina

10-0

152

24

22

Texas A&M

†6-3

139

23

23

Florida State

8-1

126

NR

24

West Virginia

7-2

101

25

25

COLORADO

9-0

99

NR

 

Others receiving votes: Arkansas 94, Miami 58, Nebraska 52, Iowa State 41, Ohio State 37, Delaware 15, Vanderbilt 15, Michigan 10, Michigan State 9, Chattanooga 7, Duquesne 7, Syracuse 6, Iowa 5, Villanova 5, Toledo 2, Gonzaga 1, Rutgers 1.

2012-13 Opponents In Bold

 

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