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Mississippi State women maintain No. 6 ranking in AP Poll

The Bulldogs are No. 3 in the coaches poll.

Posted: Dec 4, 2017 6:08 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) - An 8-0 start to the season has kept the Mississippi State women’s basketball team at No. 6 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll for a second-straight week.

The Bulldogs rolled to an impressive 94-37 win against Louisiana in Jackson on Wednesday before capping the week with a 79-76 victory against Oklahoma State on Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

The perfect start to the year notched State its 60th-straight week in the poll, the seventh-longest active streak in the country. The Bulldogs’ 24-consecutive weeks in the Top 10 rates fifth nationally.

Oklahoma State was the third team Vic Schaefer’s squad has defeated this season that is either ranked or receiving votes. The Cowgirls are receiving votes in this week’s poll. Arizona State, who was ranked No. 24 when the teams met in Cancun, is receiving votes, while Green Bay moved into the poll at No. 23.

Teaira McCowan paced MSU’s win in Jackson last Wednesday, becoming the first Bulldog to record 30 points and 20 rebounds in a game as she finished with 31 points and 20 boards.

Victoria Vivians scored 30 points in Sunday’s win against OSU after notching 16 against the Ragin Cajuns. The Carthage, Miss., native was named College Sports Madness SEC Player of the Week after averaging 23.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals in the two games. She also shot 48.4 percent from the field and 14-of-15 (93.3 percent) from the free-throw line.

The Bulldogs break for final exams before returning to Humphrey Coliseum Dec. 10 against Little Rock. Tip is set for 2 p.m., with SEC Network + streaming the game online.

Sunday’s game will also be Morgan William Day. A cutout of William will be placed outside Bully’s Kidz Kourt in Mize Pavilion, and fans shorter than her will get free admission to the contest.

Associated Press Top 25 Poll – December 4, 2017

Rnk. Team Rcd. Pts. Pvs.

1 UConn (32) 7-0 800 1

2 Texas 7-0 749 2

3 Notre Dame 7-1 717 3

4 Louisville 8-0 710 4

5 South Carolina 8-1 660 5

6 Mississippi St. 8-0 632 6

7 UCLA 7-1 622 7

8 Baylor 7-1 606 9

9 Oregon 7-1 506 10

10 West Virginia 7-0 482 11

11 Tennessee 8-0 461 12

12 Ohio State 8-2 447 8

13 Florida State 8-0 418 13

14 Duke 6-2 390 14

15 Maryland 7-2 353 15

16 South Florida 7-1 284 17

17 Missouri 7-1 247 19

18 Stanford 5-4 220 16

19 Oregon State 5-2 198 21

20 Kentucky 7-1 170 20

21 Texas A&M 6-2 168 18

22 Villanova 7-0 131 25

23 Green Bay 6-1 96 NR

24 Michigan 5-2 93 22

25 California 5-2 90 24

Others receiving votes: Arizona State 41; Iowa 26; New Mexico 26; Marquette 13; Syracuse 12; Oklahoma State 8; DePaul 7; Southern California 7; Oklahoma 6; South Dakota State 4.

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