Ole Miss enters AP women's basketball poll for 1st time in 15 years; faces No. 1 South Carolina next


Kansas State's Ayoka Lee dropped 61 points for the NCAA scoring record.

Lee set the NCAA D-I women's basketball scoring record with 61 points as Kansas State defeated Oklahoma. (1:02)

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Ole Miss entered the Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in 15 years on Monday, coming in at 24.

The Rebels have won their first seven games on the road. The state of Kentucky on Sunday. January 2007, was the last time Ole Miss was in the top 25.

"Fifteen years is crazy," McPhee-McCuin said. I apologized to them before the Kentucky game for downplaying the ranking deal. I didn't think it was fair of me. If you want to be ranked, go ahead and beat Kentucky.


This is a record.

1. South Carolina has 29


2. There is a school called Stanford.


3. NC State has one.


4. The state of Tennessee.


5. The city of Louisville.


6. In Indiana.


7. The state of Michigan.


8. Arizona.


9. Texas.


10. The University of Connecticut.


11. It's Baylor.


12. LSU.


13. Iowa State.


14. Georgia Tech is located in Georgia.


15. Georgia.


16. The company is called BYU.


17. There is a state called Maryland.


18. The state of Oklahoma.


19. The state of Oregon.


20. The University of Notre Dame.


21. Duke.


22. Ohio State.


23. It's Iowa.


24. Ole Miss.


25. Kansas State.


Thursday's game between South Carolina and Ole Miss will be the first time that the Rebels have lost an away game. The top team in the poll received 29 of the 30 first-place votes from a national media panel.

McPhee-McCuin was excited to see where her team stacks up against the best in the country and knows a win would put the Rebels one step closer to their goal of making the NCAA tournament.

She said that if you're serious about basketball and competition, you should be excited to play the No. 1 team in the country. When COVID took that away from us, we were pretty sad.

NC State, Tennessee, and Louisville are in the top five. In the fourth quarter, the Wolfpack came back to beat the Cards and take control of the conference.

Michigan, Arizona, Texas, and Connecticut rounded out the top five. The Longhorns moved up six spots. There were 7 people at Iowa State on Sunday. The 13th place was taken by the Cyclones.

South Carolina was supposed to play the Connecticut on Thursday, but the team needs to finish its SEC schedule to be in the running for a conference title. Ole Miss was open on Thursday.

The game that the Huskies lost will be made up on Wednesday.

There have been record performances.

The NCAA Division I single-game women's scoring record was broken by Kansas State center Ayoka Lee. There are 14 Oklahoma. She bested the previous mark by a point and helped the No. 25 Cats reenter the poll.

Lee is second in the country in scoring. Last week, she became the first player in NCAA history to record consecutive 30-point triple-doubles.

Taking a jump back into the poll.

Oregon is showing off its health on the court.

After beating Connecticut last week, the Oregon returned to the Top 25. It was the team's second win over a top 10 opponent. Kelly Graves' team started the season at 10, but injuries to stars Endyia Rogers and Te-Hina Paopao derailed their season. The team is healthy and theDucks are looking to regain their top spot in the conference.

Falling out.

Kentucky was out of the Top 25 for the first time in over a year. The eighth longest active run was by the Wildcats, who had been ranked for 65 consecutive weeks. North Carolina was dropped from the poll.

The game of the week.

Arizona is playing a game on Sunday. The Cardinal won the NCAA championship game last season. Arizona is in fourth place in the Pac-12.