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Indiana women’s basketball rises to No. 4 in AP Poll to tie program record

<p>Then-sophomore forward Mackenzie Holmes goes for a shot Feb. 18, 2021, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers are ranked No. 4 in the Week 5 AP Poll</p>

Then-sophomore forward Mackenzie Holmes goes for a shot Feb. 18, 2021, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers are ranked No. 4 in the Week 5 AP Poll

Indiana women’s basketball moved up to No. 4 in the AP Poll Monday afternoon. Its No. 4 ranking ties the program high, which was held during the second and third weeks of the 2021-22 season. 

The Hoosiers climbed one spot following a pair of wins this past week. Then-No.5, Indiana impressively routed then-No. 6 University of North Carolina 87-63 on Thursday night and defeated Illinois 65-61 yesterday afternoon, earning its first conference win of the season. 

Indiana jumped over then-No. 3 University of Connecticut, who lost to then-No. 7 University of Notre Dame. UConn fell to No. 6, and Notre Dame rose to No. 5. 

Big Ten foe Ohio State moved up to No. 3 in the rankings, one spot ahead of Indiana. The top-5 programs will face off twice this season in Big Ten play – in Bloomington Jan. 26 and in Columbus on Feb. 13.  

The Hoosiers only play once before the next rankings are released, as they will travel to University Park, Pennsylvania to take on Penn State in conference play. 

Follow reporters Will Foley (@foles24) and Matt Sebree (@mattsebree) and columnist Matt Press (@MattPress23) for updates throughout the Indiana women’s basketball season. 

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