K-State Ranked No. 25 in AP Poll

MANHATTAN, Kan. After back-to-back wins against No. 17 Texas A&M and Missouri, Kansas State women’s basketball team has received its first national rankings in nearly two years.  The Wildcats are No. 25 in this week’s AP Poll with 74 points.  The last time Kansas State ranked in the top-25 was in 2004-05, when the Wildcats were No. 16 in the final AP Poll and No. 19 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.


K-State received votes in both polls through out the season last year but never reached the top-25. 


The Wildcats are off to a 14-2 start, including 9-0 at home and 2-1 in the Big 12 Conference.  K-State finished the non-conference schedule with a 12-1 record and tied for second best pre-Big 12 start in the Deb Patterson era.


The Wildcats have held opponents to just 32 percent shooting this year and allowed 54.7 points per game.  Oklahoma has the highest percentage (41.4) and the only team to shoot over 40 percent against K-State this season.


The Wildcats will hit the road to Lincoln, Neb. to take on Nebraska on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 7:05 p.m. in Devaney Center.  K-State will continue its road trip and head south to Waco, Texas to face No. 13 Baylor on Friday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. in a nationally-televised game on Fox Sports Network.  Both games can be heard live on the K-State Sports Network.