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New York — A win over Oregon vaulted Michigan State into the women’s AP Top 25.

The Spartans enter the poll at No. 23 on Monday, a day after upsetting the then-third ranked Ducks 88-82. Michigan State (8-1) only had three votes from the 31-member national media panel last week. It’s the first ranking for Michigan State in two years.

The win was the Spartans first over a top-three opponent since April 3, 2005, when they defeated No. 3 Tennessee, 68-64 in the Final Four. It’s also the team’s first regular-season win over a top-three opponent since Dec. 2, 2004, when they won at No. 3 Notre Dame, 82-73 in overtime.

The Ducks fell to seventh after suffering their first loss of the season.

There wasn’t much other movement in the poll with many teams starting their exam breaks. UConn and Notre Dame remain No. 1 and 2. Baylor, Louisville and Mississippi State round out the first five teams in the poll.

Drake fell out of the Top 25 after losing at South Dakota State.

WOMEN’S ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25

 

Record

Pts

Prv

1. UConn (31)

9-0

775

1

2. Notre Dame

8-1

736

2

3. Baylor

7-0

705

4

4. Louisville

10-0

685

5

5. Mississippi State

9-0

654

6

6. Maryland

9-0

605

7

7. Oregon

7-1

576

3

8. Oregon State

7-1

555

8

9. Tennessee

8-0

545

9

10. N.C. State

10-0

486

10

11. Stanford

6-1

464

11

12. Texas

7-2

389

12

13. Minnesota

9-0

374

14

13. California

8-0

374

13

15. Syracuse

8-2

336

15

16. Iowa

8-2

299

16

17. Arizona State

7-2

226

17

18. Kentucky

9-1

196

19

19. Marquette

7-2

184

18

20. DePaul

7-3

182

20

21. Gonzaga

9-1

142

24

22. Missouri

8-2

122

23

23. Michigan State

8-1

121

24. Miami

8-2

82

25

25. South Carolina

5-4

77

22

Others receiving votes: Drake 39, Texas A&M 24, Florida St. 22, Virginia Tech 21, South Florida 16, Iowa St. 14, Indiana 12, Georgia 11, South Dakota 10, Utah 5, West Virginia 5, Southern Cal 3, Central Michigan 1, North Carolina 1, South Dakota State 1.

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