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BYU Women’s Basketball At Highest Ranking Ever In Latest Top 25

Jan 24, 2022, 12:27 PM
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BYU Women's Basketball guard Shaylee Gonzales continues to lead the Cougars to new heights. (Brooklyn Jarvis/BYU Photo)
(Brooklyn Jarvis/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s basketball set the record again this season for highest AP Top 25 ranking in program history.

The 15-1 BYU Cougars are No. 16 in the latest Women’s Basketball Top 25. That ranking ties the all-time high, set earlier this year back in December.

BYU has been on a tear during West Coast Conference play. Led by Shaylee Gonzales, Lauren Gustin, and Paisley Harding, BYU is 5-0 in the conference and has won seven in a row overall.

BYU’s only setback this year was a 99-91 overtime loss to future Big 12 foe Oklahoma, 99-91 on December 10.

Each of BYU’s five victories in league play has been by double-figures, two of them being by 40-plus.

BYU is just one of four teams in this week’s AP Top 25, with only one loss this season. The others include No. 1 South Carolina (17-1), No. 4 Tennessee (18-1), and No. 25 Florida Gulf Coast (17-1).

This week, BYU has three games on the schedule, all in WCC play and at the Marriott Center. BYU will host San Diego tonight, Santa Clara on Thursday, and San Francisco on Saturday.

Women’s Basketball AP Top 25 Poll

Week of January 24

1. South Carolina (17-1)

2. Stanford (14-3)

3. North Carolina State (18-2)

4. Tennessee (18-1)

5. Louisville (16-2)

6. Indiana (14-2)

7. Michigan (16-2)

8. Arizona (14-2)

9. Texas (14-3)

10. UConn (11-4)

11. Baylor (13-4)

12. LSU (17-3)

13. Iowa State (16-3)

14. Georgia Tech (15-4)

15. Georgia (15-4)

16. BYU (15-1)

17. Maryland (13-6)

18. Oklahoma (16-3)

19. Oregon (11-5)

20. Notre Dame (14-4)

21. Duke (13-4)

22. Ohio State (15-3)

23. Iowa (12-4)

24. Kansas State (15-4)

25. Florida Gulf Coast (17-1)

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper. 

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