Utah Women’s Basketball Earns Highest Ranking Ever After Clinching Partial Pac-12 Regular-Season Title

Feb 27, 2023, 11:47 AM

SALT LAKE CITY – Excitement continues to swirl around Utah women’s basketball after they knocked off (at the time) No. 3 Stanford to clinch a piece of the regular-season Pac-12 Title for the first time in program history.

Now the Utes are enjoying their highest ranking in program history after the latest AP Top 25 Poll was released Monday morning. Utah comes in at No. 3 beating their highest spot at No. 4 which was also earned earlier this season.

It’s been a buzz-worthy few days for the Utes being projected as a one-seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, earning a two-seed BYE for the Pac-12 Tournament, and of course beating what many consider to be the standard of Pac-12 women’s basketball in Stanford, 84-78 to wrap up the regular season.

“That was a great game,” head coach Lynne Roberts said. “I think the reason it means so much too is that we did it beating Stanford. They have been the elite program not just in our conference but in the country for years. I have so much respect for them and the way they play, the way they compete and that’s why it means more to do this, to beat them. Incredibly proud of my team. That was a great game.”

Utah Women’s Basketball In The AP

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, and total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking.

Record Pts Prv
1. South Carolina (28) 29-0 700 1
2. Indiana 26-2 650 2
3. Utah 25-3 599 8
4. LSU 27-1 590 5
5. Maryland 24-5 588 7
6. Stanford 27-4 587 3
7. Iowa 23-6 560 6
8. Virginia Tech 24-4 497 9
9. UConn 25-5 484 4
10. Notre Dame 24-4 481 10
11. Villanova 25-5 378 15
12. Texas 22-7 355 19
13. Duke 24-5 347 11
14. Ohio St. 23-6 331 16
15. Gonzaga 27-3 282 18
16. Oklahoma 22-5 273 13
17. Michigan 21-8 202 12
18. North Carolina 20-9 183 22
19. UCLA 22-8 181 17
20. Colorado 22-7 174 21
21. Arizona 21-8 144 14
22. UNLV 27-2 122 24
23. Iowa St. 18-8 115 20
24. Middle Tennessee 23-4 58 25
25. South Florida 25-5 42

Others receiving votes: Creighton 34, Tennessee 31, Florida St. 24, Oklahoma St. 18, Mississippi 13, Florida Gulf Coast 13, South Dakota St. 10, Southern Cal 10, Louisville 8, Toledo 8, Illinois 5, NC State 3.

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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