Cards Remain #3 in AP Poll
Despite another COVID-19 pause, Louisville women's basketball remained #3 in the latest AP Poll. The Cards beat Georgia Tech at home last Thursday before entering a break due to one or more player testing positive for COVID-19. At 19-1 overall, Louisville sits alongside #5 Texas A&M for most wins and best win percentage in the Top 25.
UConn and South Carolina flip flopped at #1 and #2 after the Huskies topped the Gamecocks in overtime last week. UConn has found themselves in the top spot for the ninth straight season, all under Hall of Fame head coach Geno Auriemma. This is also the third straight week that a different team has held the top spot (Louisville, South Carolina, UConn).
NC State retained their #4 ranking with an 18-2 record. Just three points behind them sits Texas A&M at #5. Stanford dropped a spot down to #6.
Baylor, UCLA, Maryland, and Arizona all held in the same position at 7-10, respectively.
The rest of the ACC still didn't see much love with Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech each receiving votes.
In other rankings:
NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee – February 15 – Top-4 Ranking*
1. UConn (No. 1 seed – Region 1)
2. South Carolina (No. 1 seed – Region 2)
3. Stanford (No. 1 seed – Region 3)
4. Louisville (No. 1 seed – Region 4)
So, Louisville still holds one of the 1-seeds in the latest bracketology. NC State is #6 and second ranked in Region 3 pairings.
Georgia Tech is now listed as a 5-seed, as they creep up. Syracuse also moved up some and into a 7-seed. Florida State and Virginia Tech are each listed as 10-seeds. Wake Forest also finds themselves in the bracket as an 11-seed. North Carolina is the final ACC squad in as a 12-seed.
Notre Dame and Clemson are both listed as the First Four Out so they have a little work to put in, but can easily find themselves dancing in March.
Notre Dame and NC State were scheduled to play last night, but the game was postponed due to positive tests and contact tracing within the Notre Dame program.
Next WBB Game Information
This latest update: The Louisville at Pitt WBB game start time has been moved to 8 p.m. to accommodate the ACC Network. The move follows the Notre Dame at Syracuse game being post-poned. We'll keep you informed on this with any changes or updates as they happen. The Cardinal WBB squad is scheduled to have a full practice on Tuesday afternoon.
Louisville Women's Golf enters their final day of the Moon Invitational today. They currently sit at 10th after the team shot an even par 288 yesterday.
Hana Ryskova led the way by shooting a 69. She is now in second place overall in the event. Lauren Hartlage fired a 72. She's 26th overall in individual performances.
Mairead Martin shot a 73 and Margot Bechadergue was a stroke behind at 74. Augustina Gomez Cisterna sat further back after shooting an 81.
Today is the final day of the invitational and the Cards hope to move up in the 18-team field.
Volleyball cancelled against Lipscomb
Although we didn't receive an "official" notification on it from the Louisville Athletics department, the Louisville Volleyball schedule now shows the Feb 20th. match against Lipscomb has been cancelled . Obviously, we hope it might just be a postponement or slip of the finger when typing ??? ...but, as of now, that's what the schedule is saying. Please join our Volleyball guru Jeff McAdams in a moment of silence...
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!