USC women fall three spots to No. 8

dcloninger@thestate.comMarch 10, 2014 

Kentucky Wildcats guard Makayla Epps (25) passes as South Carolina Gamecocks center Alaina Coates (41) and South Carolina Gamecocks guard Tina Roy (23) defend during the second half of SEC tournament play at The Arena at Gwinnett Center. Kentucky defeated South Carolina 68-58.

TRACY GLANTZ — tglantz@thestate.com

South Carolina fell three spots to No. 8 in this week’s Top 25 after falling to then-No. 12 Kentucky in the SEC tournament.

The Gamecocks (27-4) will find out their NCAA tournament opponent and destination on March 17. USC is projected to be a national No. 2 seed.

AP TOP 25
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 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) 33-0 900 1
2. Notre Dame 32-0 864 2
3. Louisville 30-3 799 3
4. Tennessee 26-5 784 6
5. West Virginia 29-3 719 7
6. Stanford 28-3 711 4
7. Baylor 28-4 698 9
8. South Carolina 27-4 665 5
9. Duke 27-6 607 10
10. Kentucky 24-8 563 12
11. Maryland 24-6 537 8
12. North Carolina 24-9 504 13
13. Nebraska 25-6 464 16
14. Penn State 22-7 408 11
15. Texas A&M 24-8 402 15
16. NC State 25-7 374 14
17. Purdue 21-8 247 17
18. Gonzaga 27-4 229 21
19. Iowa 26-8 226 23
20. Michigan State 22-9 210 19
21. Oklahoma State 23-8 203 18
22. Middle Tennessee 26-4 180 22
23. DePaul 25-6 115 25
24. California 21-9 64 20
25. Bowling Green 27-3 49 —
Others receiving votes: Southern Cal 48, Chattanooga 45, Oregon State 35, BYU 15, Rutgers 11, Arizona State 9, UTEP 5, James Madison 3, Marist 3, LSU 2, St. John's 2 Follow on Twitter at @DCTheState

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