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Arkansas women enter poll at No. 25

Posted: December 25, 2012 at 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas’ women’s basketball team is nationally ranked for the first time in two years. The Razorbacks (11-1 ) are No. 25 in The Associated Press poll released Monday. It’s the first ranking for the Razorbacks since they were in the AP poll for eight consecutive games from late December to late January — going as high as No. 20 — during the 2010-2011 season. They started that season 14-1, but finished 22-12, including 6-10 in the SEC. Arkansas never got into the AP poll last season despite going 24-9 overall and 10-6 in SEC play, making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003 and going 4-3 against ranked teams, including a 72-71 overtime victory at No. 6 Tennessee. Arkansas has won eight in a row since losing to then-No. 13 Oklahoma 73-70 in Hawaii on Nov. 23. The Razorbacks beat then-No. 17 Kansas 64-64 at Walton Arena on Dec. 6. Arkansas plays Coppin State at 7 p.m. Friday in Walton Arena.

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