Wildcats Break Into National Rankings For First Time This Season
Jan. 22, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The remarkable run that the Villanova women's basketball team is on continued this past weekend with the team's 15th victory in 17 games this season. As a result the Wildcats have earned a national ranking for the first time this year. Villanova is ranked No. 25 in this week's USA Today Coaches Poll, which was released on Tuesday afternoon.
Entering games this week the Wildcats are 15-2 on the season and are tied for first place in the BIG EAST Conference with a 4-0 record in league play. Villanova is coming off a 52-49 win at home against USF on Saturday, the team's sixth straight win and 14th in the last 15 games.
During their current six-game winning streak the Wildcats have not allowed more than 52 points to any of their opponents, while winning the six games by an average margin of 11.5 points. For the season Villanova is allowing its opponents just 48.6 points per game and sports a +10.8 scoring margin.
There are four other BIG EAST teams ranked in the USA Today Coaches Poll, including Connecticut (No. 2), Notre Dame (No. 3), Louisville (No. 12) and Syracuse (No. 22). After returning to action on the road at Providence tomorrow night the Wildcats return home and host Syracuse on Saturday at 6 p.m. in what will now be a battle between two ranked teams.