Arkansas moves into top 10 of women's basketball poll

By: Matt Jones Matt Jones's Twitter account
Published: Monday, December 28, 2020
Arkansas guard Destiny Slocum (12) shoots over a Central Arkansas defender on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Fayetteville.
( Gunnar Rathbun, University of Arkansas Razorback Athletics )
Arkansas guard Destiny Slocum (12) shoots over a Central Arkansas defender on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Fayetteville.

— Arkansas moved up one spot to No. 10 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 women's basketball poll.

The Razorbacks (9-1) are in the top 10 for the first time since January 2003 when they reached No. 8 in the AP poll.

It is the third consecutive week Arkansas has improved one place in the AP poll. The Razorbacks have won six consecutive games — mostly by blowout — over Louisiana-Monroe, Baylor, SMU, Central Arkansas, Arkansas-Little Rock and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Arkansas' average margin of victory during the win streak has been 30.2 points. The stretch includes an 83-78 victory over Baylor on Dec. 6 — the only loss this season for the Bears, who are ranked No. 7 this week.

The Razorbacks' new ranking comes as they prepare for their SEC opener at No. 13 Kentucky on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Arkansas is also scheduled to host Missouri on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Fifth-ranked South Carolina leads five SEC teams ranked in the top 13 of this week's AP poll. The Gamecocks are followed in the rankings by Texas A&M (9), Arkansas, Mississippi State (12) and Kentucky.

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