The Huskies moved up two spots to No. 9 in the Associated Press rankings. It's their highest position during the regular season since 1998.

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Buoyed by a scintillating 11-1 start and led by two of the top players in NCAA women’s basketball, the Huskies are climbing into territory usually reserved for the nation’s powerhouse teams.

Washington moved up two spots to No. 9 in the Associated Press rankings released Monday.

It’s the Huskies’ highest ranking during the regular season since they were No. 8 on Jan. 3, 1998.

Following its first trip to the Final Four last season, UW finished No. 8 in the final AP rankings.

The Huskies highest ever ranking in the AP rankings is No. 3 in 1990.

Washington began the 2016-17 season 17th in the AP poll. The Huskies have steamrolled their way to national prominence due to a high-scoring offense and an assortment of stars, including Kelsey Plum and Chantel Osahor – the nation’s top scorer (30.3 points per game) and rebounder (14.2) respectively.

The Huskies claimed an 87-36 nonconference victory over Savannah State on Sunday. They’ve won every game by at least 26 points. UW’s only loss was at No. 2 Notre Dame.

Defending national champion Connecticut (9-0) is No. 1 in the AP poll.

Washington leads six Pac-12 schools in the AP rankings that includes: UCLA (10), Stanford (14), Colorado (15), Arizona State (21) and Oregon State (25).

The USA Today coaches poll is released Tuesday. Last week, the Huskies were 11th in its rankings.