WBB: Iowa State ranked in top 5 for first time since 2001

For the first time since the 2001-02 season, Iowa State women’s basketball is ranked as a top five team in the Associated Press top 25.

The Cyclones are coming off of a week that saw them defeat in-state rival UNI in a thriller on the road as well as Columbia at Hilton Coliseum on Sunday.

“It means a lot,” senior Ashley Joens said. “Just to be able to say that we got ranked that high. It shows not only what we think of our team, but also what other people think about our team as well. It’s exciting.”

The poll includes five Iowa State opponents including a guaranteed top 25 matchup in Portland on Sunday with North Carolina ranked No. 8 and Oregon coming in at No. 18.

The full rankings can be seen below:

WBB AP Top 25
Monday, November 21
1. South Carolina
2. Stanford
3. UConn
4. Ohio State
5. Iowa State
6. Indiana
7. Notre Dame
8. North Carolina
9. Iowa
10. Louisville
11. Virginia Tech
12. LSU
13. NC State
14. Maryland
15. Arizona
16. Creighton
17. Utah
18. Oregon
19. Texas
20. UCLA
21. Baylor
22. Michigan
T23. Tennessee
T23. Villanova
25. Kansas State
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 69, Marquette 65, Gonzaga 33, Kansas 11, Drake 8, South Florida 5, Duke 5, Ole Miss 4, South Dakota State 4, Princeton 3, Nebraska 1, Georgia 1