Skip to main content

USC Women's Basketball: Trojans Make AP History For First Time In Almost 40 Years


Your USC Trojans women's basketball team has been ranked as the third-best team in the nation in the latest Associated Press poll!

Per Arash Markazi of The Sporting Tribune, this marks the first time in the last 38 years that the Women of Troy have earned a top-three ranking in the AP poll. It's a remarkable achievement for the 26-5 club, fresh off winning the Pac-12 Tournament championship Sunday afternoon over the now No. 4-ranked Stanford Cardinal (28-5), who were bumped two slots as a result. 

Only Caitlin Clark's Iowa Hawkeyes (29-4) and the still undefeated South Carolina Gamecocks (32-0) are considered super clubs heading into March Madness.

Led by All-American freshman phenom JuJu Watkins, who boasts the second-best scoring average in the nation behind only Clark herself, the Trojans are looking to take a major leap from their first round defeat, to South Carolina as luck would have it, during the NCAA Tournament. Graduate student wing McKenzie Forbes and junior center Rayah Marshall, probably the club’s other two top players, have also emerged as major two-way threats on any given night.