Mississippi is in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for the first time in 15 years, coming in at No. 24. The Rebels are 17-2 and 7-0 on the road. They get a huge test Thursday with a trip to No. 1 South Carolina. The Gamecocks received 29 of the 30 first-place votes from a national media panel to remain the top team in the poll. Stanford, North Carolina State, Tennessee and Louisville round out the top five.

RecordPtsPrv
1. South Carolina (29)17-17481
2. Stanford14-37082
3. NC State (1)18-26954
4. Tennessee18-16575
5. Louisville16-26323
6. Indiana14-26056
7. Michigan16-25668
8. Arizona14-253810
9. Texas14-342615
10. UConn11-44249
11. Baylor13-441915
12. LSU17-341111
13. Iowa St.16-33697
14. Georgia Tech15-435018
15. Georgia15-434413
16. BYU15-130217
17. Maryland13-629312
18. Oklahoma16-318614
19. Oregon11-5155-
20. Notre Dame14-415419
21. Duke13-414921
22. Ohio St.15-3116-
23. Iowa12-410725
24. Mississippi17-296-
25. Kansas St15-493-

Others receiving votes: Florida Gulf Coast 90, North Carolina 83, Virginia Tech 13, Florida 12, DePaul 4, Missouri 2, UCLA 2, Kansas 1.