New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Connecticut and Notre Dame remain the top
two teams in the latest Associated Press women's college basketball poll.
The defending national champion Huskies enter Monday's regular-season finale against Louisville at 30-0 and are a unanimous choice for the top ranking with all 36 first-place votes and 900 points from a nationwide media panel.
Notre Dame completed an unbeaten regular season Sunday in its inaugural ACC campaign with an 84-60 thumping of NC State. The Irish are a unanimous choice at No. 2.
Louisville, whose only two losses have come against Kentucky in December and UConn on Feb. 9, remains a solid No. 3, followed by Stanford, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland, Baylor and Duke. Stanford and South Carolina swapped places this week.
Tennessee and West Virginia each vaulted four places, while Baylor and Duke each dropped three spots.
Penn State dipped three places and starts the second 10. The Lady Lions are followed by Kentucky, North Carolina, NC State, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Michigan State and California.
The last five teams ranked are Gonzaga, Middle Tennessee, Iowa, Rutgers and DePaul. DePaul is the lone newcomer, replacing Arizona State, which dropped out from 20th.