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Doug Feinberg | The Associated Press | February 19, 2018

LSU enters AP Top 25 poll for first time in four years

  Chloe Jackson (0) leads the Tigers in scoring this season.

NEW YORK — LSU is back in the women's AP Top 25 for the first time in four years while UConn and Mississippi State continue to lead the poll.

MORE: Full AP Top 25

The Tigers came back into The Associated Press women's basketball poll on Monday for the first time since Feb. 17, 2014, entering at No. 24. LSU has won six of its past seven games to move into third in a very competitive SEC. That includes wins over Tennessee, Georgia and Texas A&M, who are all ranked.

LSU's next game is at No. 7 South Carolina on Thursday.

While LSU returned to the poll, UConn remains the unanimous No. 1 team. The Huskies (26-0) received all 32 first-place votes from a national media panel. They were followed by Mississippi State, Baylor, Louisville and Notre Dame. The Cardinals lost to UConn by 11 points last Monday night.

MORE: Oregon's Hebard sets NCAA record, Ducks beat USC in 2OT

Texas, South Carolina, Oregon, Florida State and UCLA round out the first 10 teams in the poll.

RANK SCHOOL RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Uconn (32) 26-0 800 1
2 Mississippi State 28-0 765 2
3 Baylor 25-1 735 3
4 Louisville 27-2 688 4
5 Notre Dame 25-2 686 5
6 Texas 22-4 632 6
7 South Carolina 22-5 597 8
8 Oregon 24-4 587 9
9 Florida State 22-4 521 12
10 UCLA 21-5 501 7
11 Missouri 22-5 488 13
12 Oregon State 21-6 443 15
13 Maryland 22-5 367 10
14 Ohio State 22-6 359 16
15 Tennessee 21-6 358 11
16 Stanford 19-9 319 14
17 Texas A&M 20-8 247 17
18 South Florida 22-5 229 22
19 Georgia 21-5 214 20
20 Duke 20-7 184 17
21 North Carolina State 21-6 132 25
22 Green Bay 23-3 106 19
23 Belmont 26-3 98 24
24 LSU 18-7 87 NR
25 Oklahoma State 18-8 73 21

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