Phoenix women hold on to No. 12 spot

The latest Associated Press Top 25 poll has the unbeaten Phoenix women holding steady at No. 12 in the nation, the highest ranking in the program’s Division I history.  Can the team climb much higher? It’s possible, but strength of schedule and a Top Ten loaded with recent NCAA champions argue that it will be very difficult, at least for the rest of the regular season. In case you were wondering, or you just want to savor the sight of UW-Green Bay appearing alongside a virtual who’s who of college basketball royalty, here are the leaders in this week’s AP poll:

1) Baylor, 19-0, 1,000 points and all 40 first-place votes
2) Notre Dame, 19-1, 960 pts
3) UConn, 17-2, 913
4) Stanford, 17-1, 884
5) Duke, 16-2, 836
6) Kentucky, 18-2, 793
7) Tennessee 14-4, 713
8) Maryland, 18-2, 699
9) Ohio State, 19-1, 694
10) Miami (Fla.), 16-3, 635
11) Rutgers, 16-3, 612
12) UW-Green Bay, 17-0, 542
13) Purdue, 16-3, 485
14) Texas A&M, 13-4, 468
15) Delaware, 16-1, 429