Getting ranked so quickly wasn't on Lindsay Whalen's mind when she took over the head coaching job at Minnesota this season.
Whalen enjoyed tremendous success as a player at the school in the early 2000s, where being in the AP Top 25 was commonplace from the middle of her sophomore season on. She helped Minnesota reach the Final Four her senior year.
It only took one win to get her team ranked in her first year as coach as the Gophers entered the poll at No. 25 on Monday. It's the first ranking for the school since 2015.
"We didn't really talk about a ton," Whalen said about getting ranked. "We just wanted to get off to a good start the first game...