New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Connecticut is again a unanimous choice as
the top-ranked women's college basketball team in the latest Associated Press
The Huskies received all 36 first-place votes and 900 points from a nationwide media panel for the third consecutive week. UConn had just one game last week and cruised to a 70-49 victory over Ohio State.
Duke remained second, followed by Tennessee, but Notre Dame moved up one spot to fourth after Louisville's 69-64 loss to Kentucky on Sunday. The Wildcats vaulted two places from seventh to fifth.
Stanford, Louisville, Maryland, Baylor and Penn State round out this week's top 10. Louisville dipped three places from fourth following Sunday's setback.
The second 10 consists of Colorado, South Carolina, LSU, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Purdue, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Georgia and Iowa State. Nebraska dropped five places from 10th after a 76-72 loss to Washington State, while North Carolina tumbled seven spots from 11th after losing to Arizona State in Mexico.
California, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Gonzaga and Iowa are the last five teams ranked this week. Texas A&M sunk 11 places from 12th after losing to Texas and Syracuse at the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands.
Syracuse, after winning the Paradise Jam, and Iowa are this week's newcomers. Michigan State, which was 21st, and DePaul, which was 25th, fell out of the poll.