Women's hoops: USC back in Top 10

dcloninger@thestate.comJanuary 6, 2014 

South Carolina Gamecocks guard Tiffany Mitchell (25) snags an overthrown ball as Vanderbilt Commodores guard Jasmine Jenkins (15) tries for the steal during the first half of action at the Colonial Life Arena.

TRACY GLANTZ — Tracy Glantz

South Carolina’s 2-0 start in SEC play has elevated it back into the Top 10.

The Gamecocks were No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 released on Monday, rising three spots after winning their last five games and beating Arkansas and Vanderbilt last week. USC (14-1, 2-0 SEC) is tied with Florida for first place in the SEC.

USC’s first matchup as a re-christened Top 10 team is on Thursday, when No. 9 Kentucky comes to Columbia.

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AP TOP 25
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:
Record Pts Prv
1. UConn (36) 15-0 900 1
2. Notre Dame 13-0 842 2
3. Duke 14-1 826 3
4. Stanford 13-1 810 4
5. Louisville 15-1 737 7
6. Maryland 13-1 722 8
7. Baylor 12-1 671 9
8. Tennessee 12-2 641 5
9. Kentucky 13-2 602 6
10. South Carolina 14-1 538 13
11. Iowa State 13-0 525 14
12. LSU 12-2 505 16
13. North Carolina 12-3 464 10
14. Penn State 10-3 411 15
15. Oklahoma State 12-1 385 11
16. Nebraska 11-2 328 18
17. Colorado 11-2 307 12
18. Florida State 13-1 281 21
19. California 10-3 186 23
20. NC State 14-1 164 —
21. Purdue 10-3 145 17
22. Indiana 14-0 140 —
23. Arizona State 12-2 103 24
24. San Diego 15-0 91 —
25. Georgia 12-3 88 19
Others receiving votes: West Virginia 74, Oklahoma 51, Syracuse 39, Rutgers 32, Arkansas 29, Iowa 17, Georgia Tech 11, Gonzaga 10, Middle Tennessee 7, Vanderbilt 7, Florida 4, UTEP 4, Texas 2, Ohio State 1

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