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Baylor returns to top of women's hoops poll

By The Sports Network
January 7, 2013 - 3:03pm

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Baylor has returned to the top of the Associated Press women's college basketball poll.

The Lady Bears were the top-ranked team to the start the season, but had a run of 21 straight weeks at the top stopped after a loss to Stanford in November. They moved up one spot after Connecticut lost to Notre Dame on Saturday.

Notre Dame's 73-72 win in Storrs on Saturday vaulted the Fighting Irish up three places from fifth to second, while the Huskies dropped two places to third after a one-week stay at the top. Duke, the lone unbeaten Division I team, actually dropped one place to fourth.

Baylor received 32 first-place votes and a total of 984 points from a nationwide media panel, while Notre Dame and UConn each picked up two No. 1 tallies. Duke garnered the other four top votes.

Stanford, Kentucky, California, Penn State, Tennessee and Maryland complete this week's top 10. Tennessee moved up three spots from 12th after Sunday's 79-66 home win over then-No. 10 Georgia.

The second 10 consists of North Carolina, Purdue, Georgia, UCLA, Louisville, Oklahoma, Kansas, Florida State, South Carolina and Texas A&M. North Carolina moved up four spots from 15th, while Georgia dipped three places from 10th.

Oklahoma State, Dayton, Colorado, Miami-Florida and Iowa State are the last