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Michigan State enters AP women's poll after beating Oregon

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NEW YORK (AP) A win over Oregon vaulted Michigan State into the women's AP Top 25.

The Spartans enter the poll at No. 23 on Monday, a day after upsetting the then-third ranked Ducks 88-82. Michigan State (8-1) only had three votes from the 31-member national media panel last week. It's the first ranking for Michigan State in two years.

The win was the Spartans first over a top-three opponent since April 3, 2005, when they defeated No. 3 Tennessee, 68-64 in the Final Four. It's also the team's first regular-season win over a top-three opponent since Dec. 2, 2004, when they won at No. 3 Notre Dame, 82-73 in overtime.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Connecticut9-0
2 Notre Dame8-1
3 Baylor7-0
4 Louisville10-0
5 Mississippi State9-0
6 Maryland10-0
7 Oregon7-1
8 Oregon State7-1
9 Tennessee8-0
10 North Carolina State10-0
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Notre Dame8-1
2 California8-0
3 Connecticut9-0
4 North Carolina State10-0
5 Louisville10-0
6 Marquette7-2
7 South Dakota State6-3
8 Iowa State7-2
9 Drake8-2
10 Oregon7-1
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