St. John’s cracks women’s AP Top 25 for 1st time since 2015


              FILE - St. John's head coach Joe Tartamella looks on during an NCAA college basketball game against Temple, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. St. John’s earned its first ranking in seven years after matching the best start in school history, entering The Associated Press women’s basketball poll at No. 25 on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Vera Nieuwenhuis, File)
            
              FILE - St. John's Rayven Peeples (20) fouls Connecticut's Christyn Williams (13) as St. John's Sara Zabrecky (5) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, in Hartford, Conn. St. John’s earned its first ranking in seven years after matching the best start in school history, entering The Associated Press women’s basketball poll at No. 25 on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
            South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston (4) drives against Charleston Southern forward Saniya Jones during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbia, S.C., Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. South Carolina won 87-23. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)