UK Women's Basketball

UK women No. 25 in coaches' poll

The Kentucky women's basketball team is back in the nation's top 25 for the first time in more than three years.

UK, which has a 14-3 overall record and a 2-2 mark in the Southeastern Conference, including a win over No. 17 Vanderbilt, received enough votes in the weekly USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll to get to No. 25 this week.

It is the first time UK has been recognized among the nation's elite since Nov. 23, 2006.

The Cats are also receiving votes in The Associated Press poll, but with just 13 votes, they are considered tied for 31st in the country with Iowa State and Syracuse.

Kentucky, which has won 12 in a row in Memorial Coliseum, has two more games left in a three-game home stand. They face Arkansas (8-10, 0-5 SEC) on Thursday night. The Razorbacks, who have lost six in a row to UK, are coming off a 10-point loss to Georgia.

On Sunday, the Cats will take on Auburn (11-7, 2-3). The Tigers lost four starters off of last season's 30-4 team.

The Cats started the season with 11 straight wins, breaking the school record of nine set by the 1980-81 team.

Four other SEC teams are ranked in this week's coaches' poll: No. 3 Tennessee, No. 8 Georgia, No. 19 Louisiana State and No. 20 Vanderbilt.

In the Associated Press poll, it's No. 3 Tennessee, No. 8 Georgia, No. 18 Louisiana State and No. 21 Vanderbilt.