Colorado women’s basketball coach Linda Lappe
Colorado women's basketball coach Linda Lappe (Daily Camera file)

Following a Pac-12 Tournament semifinal appearance, Colorado slipped one spot to No. 19 in The Associated Press women's basketball Top 25 poll, which was released Monday.

CU's 13-week run in the AP poll is its longest since appearing in all 19 polls of the 2003-04 season, which culminated in the Buffaloes' most recent NCAA Tournament appearance.

Colorado (25-6) received 279 points, down from 354 last week. The only team to pass Colorado in the poll was former Big 12 rival Texas A&M, which moved up a whopping 10 spots from 19th to ninth after defeating two top 10 teams in No. 9 Tennessee and No. 7 Kentucky to win the SEC Tournament title.

All six of Colorado's losses have been to ranked teams, including five of six ranked No. 7 or better at the time. This week Stanford remained at No. 4, California moved down one to No. 6 and UCLA jumped up three to No. 11.

Colorado now awaits its postseason fate with the announcement of the 64-team NCAA Tournament field scheduled for March 18 at 5 p.m. Mountain time. Colorado will serve as a first- and second-round host site with games to be played on March 23 and 25.



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