Mulkey, who was Baylor's national coach for 21 seasons, led LSU to 23 wins in her first season. The Tigers are second place in the Southeastern Conference, behind South Carolina, which is unanimously ranked No. The Tigers are second in the Southeastern Conference behind South Carolina, which is unanimously ranked No.
LSU was last in the top 10, Dec. 14, 2009. Since then, it hasn't won as many games. The 2011-12 season ended with 23 wins. The Tigers defeated then-No. 17, Florida beat then-No.
After beating No. 12, the Gamecocks maintained their lead in the poll. 12 Tennessee won the SEC title on Sunday.
South Carolina was followed closely by No. 2 Stanford and No. 3 North Carolina State. North Carolina rose six spots in the poll, to No. 18 after its victory over Louisville. It dropped one spot to No. 4.
Baylor was promoted to fifth. Michigan came in sixth, while UConn was at No. 7. LSU was one spot ahead of Iowa State, while Indiana was in the top 10. After losing twice, the Hoosiers lost five spots.
Notre Dame moved five places to No. 14 -- This is its highest ranking since the end of the 2018-2019 national title-winning season. Clemson, Louisville and Louisville are the remaining games for the Irish. The Atlantic Coast Conference ruled Notre Dame's game against Virginia on Tuesday a forfeit win. The original game was scheduled for Jan. 25, but it was postponed due to COVID-19 issues. This is Virginia's second forfeit in the last two week.
Kansas (19-5) was just outside of the Top 25. With Big 12 games against No. 8 Iowa State, No. 5 Baylor, No. 11 Texas and No. 20 Oklahoma. Since 2013, Kansas has not been ranked.
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 6 Michigan at No. 21 Iowa, Sunday. Caitlin Clark scored 46 point in the Hawkeyes' loss to Iowa the last time they met. If Michigan can defeat rival Michigan State and beat Iowa on Thursday, it will be able to clinch the first Big Ten regular season crown.