Holiday arrival: UW-Green Bay women return to AP Top 25

The Phoenix women’s basketball team (9-2) entered familiar territory today, receiving its highest number of votes this season to be ranked No. 24 in this week’s edition of the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Phoenix received 84 votes in the poll, just ahead of 25th-ranked Arizona State, whom the Phoenix defeated earlier this season for ASU’s only loss. Green Bay, the only mid-major program currently in the top 25, has now been ranked at some point during the season in four out of the last five years. Green Bay has tallied wins this season over power conference schools Wisconsin, Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Purdue and Marquette as well as tournament teams Duquesne and South Dakota State. The Phoenix, No. 6 in the national RPI computer rankings, has a tough road game next Sunday (Dec. 21) at Dayton, which ranks No. 13 in the latest RPI. See the full AP Top 25.