Iowa State women move up to No.11 in latest AP Poll


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Lexi Donarski dribbles the ball against Kansas on Jan. 27.

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After going through numerous spots of adversity over the last month, Iowa State women’s basketball got back on track with two convincing wins over Kansas and Texas Tech last week.

The wins resulted in a rise to No. 11 in the latest AP top-25 rankings.

Baylor moved up to No. 9, and Texas dropped down to No. 13. Oklahoma and Kansas State remained at No. 18 and No. 25, respectively.

Iowa State remains tied with Oklahoma for the Big 12 lead, and yet another big week looms as the team will face both Kansas State and Oklahoma State at home. The Wildcats sit just one game back of the Cyclones.

It was a thrilling comeback victory over Kansas State in Manhattan back in January, and the Cyclones will have their hands full yet again with Ayoka Lee as she continues her National Player of the Year-caliber season.

The Cyclones have two home games on the horizon, with No. 25 Kansas State on Wednesday and Oklahoma State on Saturday.