New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Connecticut remained the top team in
women's college basketball and is again a unanimous selection in the latest
Associated Press poll.
The Huskies were the undisputed No. 1 team in the preseason poll after winning their eighth national championship last April, but lost a first-place vote last week when Duke went into Berkeley and beat California.
However, UConn's strong week again swayed one voter and the Huskies are again the unanimous choice at the top with 36 No. 1 tallies. Connecticut beat three ranked teams last week, claiming a 76-57 home win over Stanford, a 72-55 triumph at Maryland and a 71-52 victory at Penn State.
Duke held firm at No. 2 and is followed by Tennessee, Louisville, Notre Dame, Stanford, Kentucky, Maryland, Baylor and Oklahoma. Stanford dropped three places after the loss at UConn, while Oklahoma moved up one spot to round out the top 10.
The second 10 consists of Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas A&M, Penn State, LSU, Colorado, California, Purdue, South Carolina and Oklahoma State. Cal tumbled seven places from 10th after suffering its second early-season loss, a 75-72 decision against George Washington on Friday.
Michigan State, Iowa State, Georgia, Gonzaga and newcomer DePaul are the last five teams ranked this week. DePaul replaces Dayton, which was 14th in the preseason and 23rd last week following a loss to Iowa. The Flyers lost again on Sunday at Michigan State.