Iowa women crack Associated Press Top 25 Poll for first time in 2017-18

Matthew Bain
Hawk Central

Iowa women's basketball cracked the Associated Press top 25 for the first time this season, checking in at No. 25.

The Hawkeyes appeared on 20 of the 32 ballots and received 55 votes, just edging out Oklahoma State and its 54 votes. They're one of four Big Ten Conference teams in the AP rankings. Ohio State is 13th, Maryland is 15th and Michigan is 23rd.

Iowa sophomore Makenzie Meyer moves the ball up the court against Iowa State on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

Lisa Bluder's team is 10-1 this season, with its only loss coming by one point against Florida State, who is ranked 12th in the latest AP poll.

Iowa travels to Northern Iowa on Dec. 17 and hosts Drake on Dec. 21 before opening conference play Dec. 28 at Wisconsin.