Utah Women’s Basketball Climbs Up Latest AP Poll

Dec 19, 2022, 12:20 PM
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Head coach Lynne Roberts of the Utah Utes gives the ball to a referee as her team takes on the Oregon Ducks during the Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball tournament quarterfinals at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on March 6, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Ducks defeated the Utes 79-59. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY-Β Utah women’s basketball continues their climb up the AP Top 25 Poll landing at No. 12. The Utes remain undefeated on the season at 10-0 and currently boast the top offense in the country.

Utah is one of five ranked Pac-12 teams with Stanford coming in at No. 2, UCLA at No. 11, Oregon at No. 16 and Arizona at No. 18.

Taking A Closer Look At Utah’s Current Successes

Last week the women had two home games and handily took care of business in both contests.

The Utes opened Pac-12 play last Wednesday against Colorado. After a bit of a slow start, Utah turned on the burners, leaving no doubt as to who the better team was, 85-58.

This past Saturday Utah went back to non-conference play hosting UC Riverside in another dominating performance, 92-45.

The women have gone over 100 points in three games so far this season. They hit 119 points against Northwest Nazarene to start the season, slapped 124 points on Oklahoma, and put up 109 points against Mississippi Valley State.

Utah has only been held to under 70 points once so far this season in the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship against Ole Miss- a 69-67 affair. The Rebels were Utah’s closest call of the season followed by a seven-point victory against Alabama. The rest of the women’s 10 games played so far have been decided by 17 points or more.

Up Next For The Utes

Utah will be heading up to Ogden this week to play against Weber State on Tuesday, December 20. Tipoff will be at 5:30 pm MT and can be found on ESPN+.

The Utes will follow that game up with one more home game before taking a little break for Christmas. Southern Utah will visit the Huntsman Center on Thursday, December 22. Tipoff for that game will be 5 pm MT and can be watched on the Pac-12 Network Mountain channel.


Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @BodkinKSLsports

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