Lady Frogs basketball return to AP ranks with No. 24 spot

After dropping out of the Associated Press Top-25 rankings, the Lady Frogs this week are back at the No. 24 spot.

Last week, the women’s basketball team dropped from it highest national ranking of the season, No. 20, following a road loss to the University of New Mexico.

With two dominating home-court wins against Brigham Young University and the Air Force Academy, the Frogs advanced to 17-5 for the season.

BYU handed TCU its most recent home-court loss last season on Jan. 13, 2009, but the Frogs were ready for a rematch and seized their 18th home win 64-40 Wednesday.

They continued the streak with a 30-point victory over the Air Force Falcons on Saturday.

The women now own a 19-game winning streak in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, tying their previous longest home victory streak, which was set three seasons ago.

Entering last week, the Lady Frogs were tied for the No. 1 spot in the Mountain West Conference with BYU and San Diego State; both suffered losses last week.

TCU now holds a one-win lead at 7-2 in the MWC but is closely followed by BYU, SDSU and New Mexico, who are all at 6-3 in the conference.