Arizona Women's Basketball

Arizona Wildcats Ranked In AP Top 25 First Time Since 2004-05 Season

Adia Barnes’ program continues to make history.

The Wildcats, 6-0 and off to their best start in 20 years, are ranked in the AP Top 25 media poll for the first time since Dec. 6, 2004.

Arizona is ranked No. 24. The Wildcats are one of five Pac-12 teams in the Top 25.

“It means a lot,” Barnes told the Associated Press. “All the players I recruited two to three years ago off a vision have seen it come into fruition. It’s coming. We first got here we were so bad. I had to sell a vision of what I wanted to do. They believed.”

Aari McDonald (Arizona Athletics photo)

The other ranked Pac-12 teams include top-ranked Oregon (4-0), No. 3 Stanford (5-0), No. 7 Oregon State (5-0) and No. 11 UCLA (4-0).

The Wildcats, with prolific scoring junior guard Aari McDonald, have won 12 straight games dating to their WNIT championship run at the end of last season.

McDonald ranks 12th nationally averaging 22.5 points a game.

The Wildcats host UC Riverside Friday at McKale Center at 4 p.m.

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