Gamecocks rise to No. 7 in women's poll

dcloninger@thestate.comJanuary 27, 2014 

University of South Carolina guard Tiffany Mitchell drives for the basket during the second half of action Sunday against Alabama at the Colonial Life Arena. USC won, 77-51.

TRACY GLANTZ — Tracy Glantz

South Carolina rose three spots to No. 7 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 women’s poll, and re-claimed its status as the Top 25’s highest-ranked SEC team.

The Gamecocks had a bye in the midweek but topped No. 16 Vanderbilt on Sunday to earn a sweep of the season series. USC is tied with No. 17 Texas A&M for first place in the SEC with nine regular-season games remaining.

USC is back at home this week with a Thursday game hosting Ole Miss and a Sunday game hosting Missouri.

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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. 26, 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) 21-0 900 1
2. Notre Dame 18-0 852 2
3. Duke 20-1 819 3
4. Stanford 18-1 811 4
5. Louisville 20-1 758 5
6. North Carolina 17-3 688 7
7. South Carolina 18-2 656 10
8. Maryland 16-2 638 6
9. Baylor 16-3 617 12
10. Tennessee 16-4 565 11
11. Oklahoma State 17-2 550 8
12. Penn State 15-4 485 13
13. Kentucky 16-4 471 9
14. LSU 16-4 397 15
15. Arizona State 17-3 389 14
16. Vanderbilt 16-4 351 16
17. Texas A&M 16-5 302 17
18. NC State 18-3 261 23
19. Purdue 14-5 234 22
20. West Virginia 17-3 219 18
21. California 14-5 140 19
22. Gonzaga 18-3 123 25
23. Florida State 15-5 102 24
23. Iowa State 15-4 102 20
25. Middle Tennessee 17-3 84 —
Others receiving votes: Nebraska 63, Rutgers 27, Michigan State 23, Southern Cal 18, St. John's 14, San Diego 7, Oklahoma 6, Syracuse 6, Wichita State 5, St. Joseph's 4, Bowling Green 3, Chattanooga 2, DePaul 2, Iowa 2, Michigan 2, Georgia Tech 1, Texas 1

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