Nov. 29, 2010
Connecticut is back as the unanimous No. 1.
The Huskies, who have won an NCAA women’s basketball record 84 straight games, received all 40 first-place votes in The Associated Press Top 25 poll Monday. It was the 47th straight week they sit atop the poll.
Connecticut had been an unanimous choice in the poll for 35 straight weeks starting in the second week of 2009 and ending in the final poll of last season. The Huskies (6-0), who received 39 votes the first three polls of this season, routed their three opponents this week at their own tournament by an average of 44 points.
Baylor and Stanford remained second and third while Xavier and Duke each moved up a spot with Tennessee’s loss. The Lady Vols fell five spots to ninth after losing to Georgetown in the championship game of the Paradise Jam on Saturday.
Ohio State, Texas A&M, and Kentucky each moved up a place in front of Tennessee. West Virginia remained 10th after winning its bracket of the Paradise Jam with victories over Virginia, Iowa State and TCU.
Oklahoma was No. 11 and Georgetown stayed 12th despite its win over the Lady Vols. The Hoyas had lost to unranked Missouri on Friday at the tournament. UCLA, North Carolina and Florida State remained behind Georgetown.
Notre Dame moved up two places to 16th. The Irish were followed by Texas, Iowa, Iowa State and St. John’s. The Red Storm, who face St. Bonaventure on Monday night, climbed two spots in the poll.
Georgia, Maryland, Vanderbilt, Nebraska, and Michigan State round out the poll. The Lady Bulldogs dropped four places after losing to Southern Cal. Nebraska entered the Top 25 after spending the final 15 weeks of last season there.
TCU fell out of the poll for the first time this season after losing to West Virginia, Iowa State and Virginia at the Paradise Jam.