Thanksgiving week introduced turkey, tournaments and motion in Autumn Johnson’s Energy 10 ladies’s basketball rankings.
Right here is the Week 3 high 10, with final week’s rating in parentheses:
1. South Carolina (1)
The Gamecocks keep put on the high after blowout victories over Cal Poly and Hampton. Though South Carolina appeared dominant as typical, star ahead Aliyah Boston might miss time. She went down with a foot harm towards Hampton and surveyed the second half from the bench sporting a strolling boot.
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2. Stanford (2)
Stanford sits at No. 2 for the third week after cruising to win the Rainbow Wahine Showdown. The Cardinal beat FGCU, Grambling State and Hawaii every by no less than 25 factors.
Haley Jones earned match MVP after a robust 24-point, 24-rebound and three-assist efficiency towards FGCU.
3. UConn (3)
The Huskies rank third, once more, with a formidable outing on the Phil Knight Legacy. UConn sealed match victory by beating No. 9 Iowa 86-79.
Iowa led UConn by 11 halfway via the third, however the Huskies stormed again. Azzi Fudd recorded 24 factors (22 within the second half) and Aaliyah Edwards got here via with a strong 20-point, 13-rebound and six-assist efficiency to take down the Huskies’ third top-10 ranked opponent.
4. North Carolina (NR)
North Carolina cracks not solely the Energy 10, for the primary week, however the high 5 after two ranked wins towards No. Oregon 18 and No. 5 Iowa State within the Phil Knight Invitational.
The Tar Heels pulled out scrappy wins in each video games. They notched a second-half comeback 85-79 victory after discovering themselves down 12 factors within the first sport. Then towards the Cyclones, North Carolina erased a 17-point deficit with a 28-point fourth quarter. Deja Kelly was named match MVP after scoring 22 of her 24 factors within the second half of the championship sport.
5. Ohio State (6)
The Buckeyes bounce up one spot and remained undefeated in Week 3 beating Wright State and North Alabama, reaching 105 in each wins.
Subsequent week Ohio State’s rating might be put to the check within the ACC/Massive Ten problem towards Louisville.
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6. Notre Dame (5)
The Irish got here out victorious within the Goombay Splash taking down American and Arizona State. The Solar Devils have been undefeated and got here out swinging towards Notre Dame taking the lead at half time. Led by match MVP Olivia Miles, the Irish outscored Arizona State 54-31.
Notre Dame’s 6-0 document might be challenged towards a red-hot UConn crew Sunday, the Irish’s first ranked opponent.
7. Indiana (7)
Indiana stays proper at seven for the second week in a row. The Hoosiers outlasted Auburn, Memphis and a few match controversy within the Las Vegas Invitational.
Indiana stays undefeated with one ranked win below its belt and one other huge alternative coming towards North Carolina within the ACC/Massive Ten Problem Dec. 1.
8. Virginia Tech (NR)
The Hokies enter the combo staying undefeated profitable out the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship. Virginia Tech first beat Kentucky 82-74, then Missouri 73-57 within the championship sport.
Virginia Tech has the possibility so as to add some high quality wins to its resume with Nebraska and Tennessee on the schedule within the coming week.
9. Iowa State (4)
The Cyclones drop essentially the most this week after sustaining their first lack of the season to North Carolina.
Iowa State has only one sport this week towards SIUE gearing up for an enormous rivalry sport at Iowa Dec. 7.
10. LSU (9)
The Tigers stay undefeated, however LSU comes again to earth barely ending its 100+ level streak at 5.