Gamecocks rise into Top 5

dcloninger@thestate.comFebruary 10, 2014 

Coach Dawn Staley

TRACY GLANTZ — Tracy Glantz

South Carolina can enjoy another first while on its second and final midweek bye this week.

The Gamecocks are in the national Top 5 for the first time under coach Dawn Staley, a 2-0 record last week and Stanford’s loss to Washington propelling the Gamecocks one spot to No. 5 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. Louisville, despite a loss to No. 1 UConn, remained No. 4.

USC is off until Sunday, when it travels to No. 19 LSU.

AP TOP 25
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 9, 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) 25-0 900 1
2. Notre Dame 23-0 864 2
3. Duke 22-2 811 5
4. Louisville 23-2 758 4
5. South Carolina 22-2 739 6
6. Stanford 22-2 737 3
7. Baylor 19-3 710 7
8. Tennessee 19-4 659 8
9. Maryland 19-4 604 10
10. NC State 21-3 541 14
11. Penn State 18-5 525 9
12. Oklahoma State 19-4 452 12
13. West Virginia 20-3 448 17
14. Texas A&M 18-6 380 19
15. Arizona State 20-4 359 11
16. Vanderbilt 17-5 355 18
17. North Carolina 17-6 317 13
18. Kentucky 17-6 298 15
19. LSU 18-6 274 16
20. Gonzaga 22-3 235 20
21. Nebraska 17-5 202 22
22. California 16-7 118 23
23. Purdue 17-7 113 25
24. St. John's 18-5 69 —
25. Michigan State 16-8 61 24
Others receiving votes: Middle Tennessee 32, Rutgers 31, Wichita State 29, Iowa 14, Oklahoma 12, Texas 12, Chattanooga 10, DePaul 9, Bowling Green 5, Florida State 5, Florida 3, Georgia Tech 3, James Madison 3, Michigan 2, Syracuse 1

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