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Arizona Women Re-enter Rankings at No. 24 This Week
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/09/2004
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Feb. 9, 2004

The University of Arizona women's basketball team (18-5, 10-2) is ranked No. 24 in the Associated Press Top 25 this week, marking the first time since the week of Nov. 24 that the Wildcats have been ranked in the poll.

The Cats were ranked in just the first three polls of the season before back-to-back losses to UC Santa Barbara and Virginia late in November knocked them out of the AP rankings. Arizona has received several votes each week since then.

This week's ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll has not yet been released. Arizona has not been ranked in either poll since coming in at No. 25 in the Coaches Poll during the week of Dec. 29, while on a six-game win streak that included a victory over Washington in the Pac-10 opener.

After being swept by Arizona and Arizona State last week, Stanford dropped from No. 7 to No. 11 this week and is the only other Pac-10 team featured in the AP Top 25. Arizona State was among the teams that received votes for ranking this week.

Currently in sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 and holding a half-game lead over Stanford (10-3), the Wildcat women hit the road again this weekend, heading for a crucial showdown with the Los Angeles schools. Arizona will play at UCLA on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. PST, then the Wildcats will take on USC on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 12 p.m. PST in a contest that will be broadcast live nationally on Fox Sports Net.

To view the entire AP poll for this week CLICK HERE or go to http://sports.espn.go.com/ncw/index.

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