Cal Women's Basketball: Bears Move Up to No. 13 in AP Rankings

Kristine Anigwe surpassed the 2,000-point total for her careerPhoto Cal Athletics/KLA Fotos

Cal rises two more sports in this week's poll: UConn is back to No. 1

Cal’s women’s basketball team continued its climb up the rankings on Monday, rising to No. 13 in the Associated Press top 25 poll released on Monday.

The Bears (7-0) began the season ranked No. 24, and were 15th a week ago before moving up two more sports this week.

The Bears have yet to face a ranked team, but will get a test in their next game when they play St. Mary’s on Saturday afternoon in Moraga.

Connecticut rose to No. 1 for the first time this season after beating Notre Dame, last week’s No. 1 team, by a score of 89-71 in South Bend, Indiana, on Sunday.

Cal faces UConn on Dec. 22 in Berkeley, and it is possible both teams will be unbeaten when they meet.

Cal star Kristine Anigwe became just the third Cal player – man or woman – to surpass 2,000 points for a career when she tallied 26 points in just 19 minutes of court time in Sunday’s 67-42 victory over Cal State Northridge.

Cal guard Asha Thomas had to be carried off the court with a knee injury in that game, and a prognosis for her is not yet available.