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Colorado Moves Up Two Spots To No. 17 In AP Poll
Release: November 11, 2013
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BOULDER - Colorado moved up two spots to No. 17 in the first regular season Associated Press Women’s Basketball Top 25 Poll released on Monday.

Colorado received 259 points, up from 205 in the AP Preseason Poll which had the Buffaloes at No. 19. Monday’s showing is Colorado’s highest ranking since coming in at No. 17 in the final AP Poll of the 2003-04 season.

The Buffaloes have been ranked in 16 consecutive AP polls, their longest run since appearing in all 19 polls of the 2003-04 season. Colorado has a long history of rankings in the AP poll, dating back to the 1980-81 season. This ranking marks the 174th time Colorado has appeared in the AP poll, trailing only Stanford, USC and UCLA among Pac-12 schools.

The first regular season coaches poll will be released on Tuesday.

For the first time since 2003, Colorado was ranked in both the Associated Press and USA Today Sports Coaches Top 25 Preseason polls, coming in at No. 19 in each.

Prior to the 2003-04 campaign the Buffaloes were ranked 20th in both polls. The preseason rankings were Colorado’s highest since debuting at No. 12 (AP) and No. 13 (Coaches) heading into the 2001-02 campaign.

The Buffaloes received 172 points in the Coaches preseason poll which was released Oct. 29. Colorado was not ranked in the final 2012-13 Coaches poll, coming in as the first team listed in the receiving votes category. The Buffaloes appeared in 11 Coaches polls in 2012-13, reaching has high as No. 18 the week of March 4, 2013.

Colorado has three Top 10 teams on its schedule. Stanford is No. 3 in both polls, reigning national runner-up Louisville is No. 5 and NCAA Final Four participant California is at No. 9 in the Coaches preseason poll while slotted at No. 10 in the AP. UCLA is No. 25 in the Coaches poll and receiving votes in the AP poll. Iowa is receiving votes in both polls.

2013-14 Associated Press
Top 25 Poll #1 - Nov. 12

Rk

Team

Rec

Pts

Last

1

Connecticut (35)

1-0

899

1

2

Duke (1)

1-0

862

2

3

Stanford

1-0

804

3

4

Tennessee

1-0

759

4

5

Louisville

1-0

732

5

6

Notre Dame

1-0

728

6

7

Kentucky

2-0

691

7

8

Maryland

2-0

676

8

9

Baylor

1-0

590

10

10

California

1-1

550

9

11

Oklahoma

1-0

492

11

12

North Carolina

1-0

476

12

13

Penn State

2-0

446

13

14

LSU

2-0

391

15

15

Nebraska

1-0

390

17

16

Texas A&M

0-0

366

16

17

COLORADO

0-0

259

19

18

Purdue

1-0

249

18

19

Michigan State

0-0

213

20

20

Oklahoma State

2-0

198

21

21

South Carolina

2-0

190

22

22

Iowa State

1-0

124

23

23

Dayton

1-1

104

14

24

Georgia

†1-0

102

24

25

Gonzaga

2-0

99

25

Others receiving votes: Vanderbilt 68, DePaul 60, Green Bay 51, Chattanooga 33, Georgia Tech 30, Iowa 23, Texas 9, Middle Tennessee 8, West Virginia 8, Ohio State 6, Florida State 4, Creighton 3, UCLA 3, Marist 2, James Madison 1, Quinnipiac 1

 

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