BATON ROUGE – LSU climbed into the AP Top-10 for the first time this season on Monday at No. 10 after the Tigers had three dominating wins over the past week.

This is the second straight year that LSU has climbed into the AP Top-10 as Coach Mulkey continues to lead the program back to national relevance. The Tigers climbed as high as No. 6 last year during Coach Mulkey’s first season in Baton Rouge. The last time LSU reached the AP Top-10 in two straight years was in 2006-07 when LSU climbed as high as No. 5 and 2007-08 where LSU’s best ranking was also No. 5.

The Tigers have been led by one of the most talented players in the country in Angel Reese. After putting on a showcase in the Tigers’ three games last week and dominating the court with historical performances, Reese was named ESPN’s National Player of the Week on Monday.

LSU is off for the holidays and when it comes back from the break it will be time for conference play to begin. The Tigers will open SEC play on December 29 on ESPN at Arkansas who is also undefeated and was No. 17 in Monday’s AP Poll. It will be the Tigers’ first matchup against a ranked opponent this season.

AP Poll – December 19, 2022

1South Carolina (11-0)Southeastern Womenvs Charleston Southern W 87-23700 (28)
2Stanford (11-1)Pacific 12 Womenvs Tennessee W 77-70672
3Ohio State (11-0)Big Ten Womenvs Albany W 82-57627
4Indiana (11-0)Big Ten Womenvs Morehead State W 87-24619
5Notre Dame (9-1)Atlantic Coast Women@ Virginia Tech W 63-52594
6North Carolina (9-1)Atlantic Coast Women1vs USC Upstate W 89-47529
7North Carolina State (11-1)Atlantic Coast Women1vs Clemson W 77-59514
8Virginia Tech (10-1)Atlantic Coast Women2vs Notre Dame L 63-52481
9UConn (8-2)Big East Womenvs Florida State W 85-77470
10LSU (11-0)Southeastern Women1vs Oregon State W 87-55422
11UCLA (11-1)Pacific 12 Women1vs Cal State Bakersfield W 75-47420
12Utah (10-0)Pacific 12 Women1vs UC Riverside W 92-45372
13Iowa (9-3)Big Ten Women1vs Northern Iowa W 88-74370
14Iowa State (8-2)Big 12 Womenvs Villanova W 74-62341
15Maryland (9-3)Big Ten Womenvs UConn W 85-78296
16Oregon (9-1)Pacific 12 Womenvs Charleston W 97-33280
17Arkansas (13-0)Southeastern Women4@ Creighton W 83-75256
18Arizona (9-1)Pacific 12 Women2vs Baylor W 75-54217
19Michigan (10-1)Big Ten Womenvs Appalachian State W 77-49210
20Kansas (10-0)Big 12 Women2vs Tulsa W 81-62187
21Creighton (8-2)Big East Women5vs Arkansas L 83-75133
22Gonzaga (10-2)West Coast Women1vs BYU W 67-58114
23Oklahoma (9-1)Big 12 Women1vs Southern University W 76-5086
24Baylor (8-3)Big 12 Women6vs Arizona L 75-5467
25St. John’s (11-0)Big East Womenvs Providence W 63-5527

Others receiving votes:

Marquette 24, Virginia 21, Louisville 20, Villanova 11, Texas 5, Rice 4, Duke 3, Kansas State 3, Columbia 3, Nebraska 2

(Per LSU Press Release)