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AP Top 25 Women’s College Basketball Poll drops Iowa Hawkeyes to No. 4

Being the second-ranked team in the nation has proven to be a bit of a curse this year in women’s basketball. It seems as though the moment a team climbs to that point, they are knocked off quickly thereafter.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are the latest victims of this fate. After climbing to No. 2 in last week’s poll, the Hawkeyes dropped a tough game on the road at Nebraska in which they had no business losing.

That loss has dropped the Hawkeyes two spots to No. 4 in the AP Top 25 Women’s College Basketball Poll. The Hawkeyes saw the same slide and landing spot in ESPN’s Women’s Power Rankings.

Iowa does get to get back on the court on Thursday, Feb. 15 when they welcome the Michigan Wolverines into Carver-Hawkeye Arena for another Big Ten late-season showdown. The Hawkeyes could use a rebound game to right the ship down the stretch and do so in what should be a party as Caitlin Clark needs just eight points to break the all-time women’s scoring record.

Here is a look at the entirety of the AP Top 25 Women’s College Basketball Poll:

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

South Carolina

23-0

875

2

Ohio State

21-3

821

+3

3

Stanford

22-3

788

+3

4

Iowa

22-3

726

-2

5

Texas

22-3

708

+2

6

North Carolina State

21-3

703

-3

7

Kansas State

21-3

631

+1

8

Colorado

20-4

625

-4

9

UCLA

19-4

565

10

USC

17-4

555

11

Oregon State

20-3

514

+6

12

Virginia Tech

20-4

509

+4

13

LSU

21-4

472

14

Indiana

20-3

432

15

UConn

20-5

398

-4

16

Notre Dame

18-5

340

-4

17

Gonzaga

24-2

300

+2

18

Louisville

20-5

299

-3

19

Syracuse

20-4

223

+4

20

Creighton

20-3

200

+1

21

Baylor

18-5

172

-3

22

Utah

18-7

142

-2

23

Oklahoma

17-6

135

+1

24

West Virginia

20-3

85

-2

25

Princeton

18-3

71

Schools Dropped Out

N/A

Others Receiving Votes

UNLV 41, Fairfield 29, North Carolina 4, Duke 4, Saint Joseph’s 4, Nebraska 1, Mississippi St. 1, Tennessee 1, Michigan St. 1.

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