Adia Barnes came closer to accomplishing the rare feat of playing for a top 10 team at a school and later coaching that same program to a top 10 ranking in the AP Top 25 poll.
Arizona (21-4, 10-4 Pac-12) moved up one spot to No. 11 in the latest AP Top 25 poll released this morning.
The Wildcats are one spot from the top 10, the closest they have been since they were No. 9 in the last poll of the 1997-98 season following their Sweet 16 loss to Connecticut.
Arizona Women's Hoops AP Top 25 Rankings HistoryDetails the seasons, number of appearances in a season, the highest and lowest rankings of that season and the average ranking of that season.
What a weekend in Tucson!
Thank you to all of the fans who came out and cheered us on 🐻⬇️ pic.twitter.com/PBvRwOUKSl
— Arizona Athletics (@AZATHLETICS) February 17, 2020
Arizona went to as high as No. 7 on three occasions that season for its loftiest ranking in school history.
Five other Pac-12 teams are ranked — No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Stanford, No. 8 UCLA, No. 15 Oregon State and No. 21 ASU.
The Wildcats next play at Utah on Friday night as part of their trip to the Rocky Mountain schools. They return home the following weekend to end the regular season against Stanford and Cal.
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