By Justin Grones (@JustinGrones)
Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Following
two wins last week to push its winning streak to 16 straight games, the Green
Bay women's basketball team (21-2, 11-0 HL) received a No. 25 ranking in the
Week 16 Associated Press Top 25 poll released this morning.
Green Bay spent the previous two weeks as the top
vote-receiving team in both the AP and USA Today Coaches poll, falling just one
point shy of the No. 25 ranking in the AP poll last week. The Phoenix led
Nebraska in votes in the same AP poll, but the Cornhuskers jumped to the No. 24
position in this week's edition.
The ranking marks the first time Green Bay has
appeared in the AP poll during the 2012-13 campaign after starting the season
receiving votes in the AP poll and ranked No. 25 in the coaches poll.
The first-place Phoenix defeated the Horizon League's
second-place team in Youngstown State on Saturday, giving the team a three-game
lead in the conference standings. With two more wins, Green Bay guarantees
itself at least a share of a 15th-straight regular season Horizon League Championship.
Green Bay will close out a four-game homestand on
Saturday against Valparaiso at 2 p.m. in the annual PinkZone game with the team
wearing special pink and grey uniforms. Now in its fifth year, Green Bay has
partnered with the Cancer TEAM at Bellin Health, Broadway Automotive and
Cellcom for this year's PinkZone game to raise money for breast cancer research.
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