Oregon women's basketball moved up from No. 7 to No. 5 in the AP Poll following an upset win over fourth-ranked Mississippi State, which moved down to eighth in this week's poll.
The Ducks' 82-74 win over Mississippi State preceded back-to-back triple-doubles by Sabrina Ionescu in Oregon's wins over Air Force and UC Irvine. Those performances, paired with her 29-point game against Mississippi State, earned her espnW's player of the week honor.
The Pac-12 is well-represented in this week's poll, with Stanford ranked sixth, Oregon State 11th, Cal 14th and Arizona State 17th. Utah and USC both received votes.
The Ducks play an exhibition against Concordia on Dec. 30 before kicking off Pac-12 play at home against Washington on Jan. 4.
AP Women's Basketball Poll for Week 8:
2. Notre Dame
8. Mississippi State
9. North Carolina State
11. Oregon State
17. Arizona State
21. Michigan State
23. Texas A&M
24. Miami (FL)
25. South Carolina
Follow Shawn Medow on Twitter @ShawnMedow