Welcome to Week 7 of the women's college basketball season. Arizona's blowout over Baylor dropped the Bears six spots in the top-25 poll, the top 5 remains in tact, North Carolina inched forward and the Kansas Jayhawks are continuing to shock us all.
Let's catch you up on everything you need to know for Week 7 (12/20-25):
There aren't many matchups between top-25 teams, but here's a comprehensive list of when ranked teams play:
Tuesday, December 20
No. 16 Oregon vs. No. 17 Arkansas at 4 pm ET on ESPN+
No. 3 Ohio State vs. South Florida at 6:30 pm ET (not televised)
No. 6 North Carolina vs. No. 19 Michigan at 7 pm ET on ESPN2
No. 12 Utah vs. Weber State at 7 pm ET on ESPN+
No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 21 Creighton at 10 pm ET (not televised)
No. 11 UCLA vs. Fresno State at 10 pm ET (not televised)
Wednesday, December 21
No. 15 Maryland vs. Purdue Fort Wayne at 11 am ET on ESPN+
No. 1 South Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina at 12 pm ET on SEC Network
No. 5 Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan at 12 pm ET on ACC Network
No. 9 UConn vs. Seton Hall at 12 pm ET (not televised)
No. 4 Indiana vs. Butler at 1 pm ET (not televised)
No. 13 Iowa vs. Dartmouth at 1 pm ET (not televised)
No. 25 St. John's vs. Wagner (not televised)
No. 24 Baylor vs. Long Beach State at 4 pm ET on BIG12 Network/ESPN+
No. 8 Virginia Tech vs. High Point at 7 pm ET on ESPN+
No. 20 Kansas vs. Nebraska at 7 pm ET (not televised)
No. 22 Gonzaga vs. Montana at 9 pm ET (not televised)
No. 23 Oklahoma vs. Florida at 9:30 pm ET on ESPN2
Thursday, December 22
No. 12 Utah vs. Southern Utah at 7 pm ET (not televised)
Friday, December 23
No. 2 Stanford vs. California at 3 pm ET on PAC12 Network
For another week, it appears reigning champion South Carolina is the top overall seed, followed by Stanford. Ohio State and Indiana would likely round out the list of No. 1s, in any order. North Carolina and Notre Dame are close behind, though, with LSU creeping in as well.
1. South Carolina, 2. Stanford, 3. Ohio State, 4. Indiana, 5. Notre Dame, 6. North Carolina, 7. NC State, 8. Virginia Tech, 9. UConn, 10. LSU, 11. UCLA, 12. Utah, 13. Iowa, 14. Iowa State, 15. Maryland, 16. Oregon, 17. Arkansas, 18. Arizona, 19. Michigan, 20. Kansas, 21. Creighton, 22. Gonzaga, 23. Oklahoma, 24. Baylor, 25. St. John's
(Villanova dropped from the top-25)
Geno Auriemma, UConn's head coach, is missing a second game on Wednesday due to an illness. "There's been a lot going on in the last couple weeks, and I think it caught up to me physically," Auriemma said in a statement, according to ESPN. "I've been feeling under the weather for about 10 days now, and my doctor recommended I take a few days off to fully recover. CD [longtime associate head coach Chris Dailey] and the coaching staff will continue to do a phenomenal job in my absence, and I look forward to returning to the team in a few days."
Elsewhere, Notre Dame put up a statement win on Sunday, knocking out No. 6 Virginia Tech for the Hokies first loss of the season. Olivia Miles was predictably excellent for the Irish, scoring 16 points with 13 rebounds, seven assists and five steals.
Also, LSU star Angel Reese has officially double-doubled in all 12 games she's played in this year for the undefeated Tigers.
Matt Cohen's most recent mock draft for Winsidr has the following:
1. Aliyah Boston, South Carolina
2. Elizabeth Kitley, Virginia Tech
3. Haley Jones, Stanford
4. Ashley Joens, Iowa State
5. Rickea Jackson, Tennessee
6. Diamond Miller, Maryland
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