These are the ten finest DI school basketball groups heading into this week, ranked by Autumn Johnson:
(final week’s rank in parentheses)
1. South Carolina (1): Nothing new right here. The Gamecocks are excellent and it reveals.
2. Stanford (2): The Cardinals proceed to roll and are presently on a nine-game profitable streak.
3. Ohio State (3): The undefeated Buckeyes beat groups in spectacular trend. The crew’s resume consists of large wins over Louisville, Michigan, Oregon and Tennessee.
4. Notre Dame (5): The Combating Irish transfer up one slot this week after beginning 3-0 in convention play
5. UConn (7): The Huskies went 4-0 within the Huge East behind a monster play from Aaliyah Edwards. The UConn ahead had a terrific 20-20 recreation towards Creighton, whereas Dorka Juhász was simply two boards shy of doing the identical towards the Bluejays. Moreover, the squad appears to be placing their accidents behind them as Azzi Fudd was dominated out of basketball actions final week.
stealing at one finish, ending on the different
Aaliyah Edwards is GOOD pic.twitter.com/DrO9gTIfmV
— UConn Ladies’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) December 31, 2022
6. LSU (10): The Tigers moved up 4 slots after getting their second SEC win. LSU defeated Arkansas by 24 factors for its first ranked win of the 12 months and stays undefeated.
7. Indiana (4): The Hoosiers slid three spots after dropping to Michigan State of their first lack of the season, however avenged the loss by beating Nebraska in OT.
8. Utah (NR): The Utes are presently 14-0 together with a ranked win over Oklahoma earlier within the season and have one of many high offenses within the nation.
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9. Virginia Tech (6): The Hokies fell to ninth place after being upset by Clemson. Georgia Amoore’s 24 factors, 6 assists in VT’s win over North Carolina saved her crew within the Energy 10 this week.
10. NC State (8): The Wolfpack suffered its second lack of the season towards ACC foe Duke.