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          Release: 01/04/2010
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No. 12 Huskers Match Highest Ranking in History

Lincoln - The Nebraska women's basketball team matched the highest ranking in school history by climbing one spot to No. 12 this week in the Associated Press Top 25 released on Monday, Jan. 4.

Nebraska's No. 12 national ranking has followed the Huskers' 12-0 start heading into tonight's game at Vermont. NU was also ranked No. 12 the first week of December in 1997. Vermont (11-2) received 16 points in Monday's poll, which would put them 30th. The Catamounts are ranked No. 14 in today's CollegeRPI.com rankings, while Nebraska climbed to its highest-ever position in the RPI in January, coming in at No. 4 nationally.

Nebraska is one of seven Big 12 teams in the rankings and the only unbeaten team remaining in the league. The Huskers are one of just five undefeated teams left among the 345 NCAA Division I schools.

Baylor is ranked No. 5 in this week’s poll, while Texas A&M is No. 10. Oklahoma is ranked 14th, while Texas is No. 15. Oklahoma State entered the top 25 for the first time this week at No. 23, while Kansas slipped to No. 24.

After battling Vermont tonight in Burlington, the Huskers will open Big 12 Conference play on the road at Iowa State on Saturday, Jan. 9. The Cyclones are 11-1 and received 24 votes in this week's poll, which would put them 28th nationally.

NU opens home conference action on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m., when the Huskers take on No. 15 Texas. For tickets, visit Huskers.com or call 1-800-8-BIG-RED.

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