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UCLA, USC among 11 undefeated teams in NCAA women’s basketball

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Kiki Rice and UCLA stayed undefeated with a win over Ohio State on Dec. 18. (Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Just 11 teams remain undefeated in NCAA women’s basketball.

Pac-12 rivals UCLA and USC are among them, with both likely to remain so heading into their Dec. 30 meeting. Before that top-10 contest, No. 2 UCLA will face Hawaii at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, and No. 6 USC will go up against Long Beach State at 5 p.m. ET Wednesday.

USC is led by freshman phenom JuJu Watkins, who has five 30-point performances through nine games. Her 26.8 points per game is second among all scorers, behind only Iowa’s Caitlin Clark. UCLA also features a star-studded roster, including sophomores Lauren Betts and Kiki Rice.

The undefeated South Carolina Gamecocks remain the unanimous No. 1 pick in the AP Top 25. Their next game against a ranked opponent comes on Jan. 25 against No. 7 LSU.

The full list of teams undefeated as of noon ET on Dec. 20 includes:

  • No. 1 South Carolina (11-0)
  • No. 2 UCLA (10-0)
  • No. 3 NC State (11-0)
  • No. 5 Texas (11-0)
  • No. 6 USC (9-0)
  • No. 10 Baylor (9-0)
  • No. 18 Marquette (11-0)
  • No. 23 Washington (11-0)
  • No. 25 TCU (11-0)
  • West Virginia (10-0)
  • Oregon State (9-0)

In the 2022-23 season, South Carolina went undefeated until the Final Four, when the Gamecocks lost to Iowa. Just nine teams have gone undefeated en route to a national championship: Texas (1985-86), Tennessee (1997-98), Baylor (2011-12) and UConn (1994-95, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2013-14, 2015-16).

A number of teams this season have just one loss so far, including Iowa (11-1) and LSU (11-1).