BYU women’s basketball gets No. 21 ranking by AP; men jump six spots

Both teams are still undefeated to start the season, with the women at 7-0 and the men at 6-0.

(Chuck Burton | AP) BYU's Paisley Harding (13) celebrates after BYU defeated Rutgers in a college basketball game in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament last march. After a hot start, Harding and the Cougars moved into the Top 25 this week.

The BYU women’s basketball team beat two teams back-to-back that were ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 and was rewarded with a spot on the list.

The Cougars came in at No. 21 in the AP Poll on Monday morning. The team has a 7-0 record to start the season, including being undefeated in five home games.

BYU beat Florida State and West Virginia over Thanksgiving weekend at a tournament in Florida. Those two teams were ranked No. 17 and 22, respectively.

Meanwhile, the men’s basketball team jumped six spots in the AP Poll, from No. 18 to No. 12, after beating Texas Southern and Utah last week.