BU
Griner

The Associated Press

Baylor has strengthened its hold on No. 1.

The Lady Bears received 25 first-place votes Monday in the women’s college basketball poll by The Associated Press. That’s two more than last week when they became No. 1 for the first time.

Baylor beat Iowa State on Saturday as Brittany Griner sparked a 17-3 run during BU's 70-58 victory. The Lady Bears play at Texas on Wednesday and host Oklahoma State on Saturday.

UConn remained second, losing two of its first-place votes to Baylor. The Huskies drew 12 top votes after beating Villanova and rallying past Notre Dame. Duke, Stanford and Tennessee complete the first five.

Miami entered at No. 22 for the first time this season. Wisconsin-Green Bay rejoined the rankings at No. 23. St. John’s and Texas dropped out.

 

Associated Press Top 25 Women's Basketball Poll

Rank School (record) Points Last Week 1st Place
1 Baylor (14-1) 761 1 20
2 Connecticut (14-1) 746 2 9
3 Duke (15-0) 712 3 2
4 Stanford (12-2) 681 4 0
5 Texas A&M (13-1) 642 5 0
6 Tennessee (15-2) 624 6 0
7 West Virginia (16-0) 604 7 0
8 Xavier (12-2) 546 9 0
9 UCLA (13-1) 523 11 0
10 Michigan State (15-1) 462 13 0
11 North Carolina (15-1) 451 8 0
12 Notre Dame (13-4) 431 12 0
13 Maryland (13-2) 345 15 0
14 Oklahoma (11-3) 307 17 0
15 Florida State (14-3) 305 19 0
16 Iowa State (12-3) 274 16 0
17 Georgetown (13-4) 254 14 0
18 Wisconsin-Green Bay (15-1) 244 20 0
19 Kentucky (11-4) 236 10 0
20 Iowa (14-3) 226 22 0
21 DePaul (15-2) 202 23 0
22 St. John‘s (12-4) 109 18 0
23 Arkansas (14-1) 100 NR 0
24 Ohio State (10-5) 55 21 0
25 Miami (Fla.) (16-1) 48 NR 0

Dropped out: No. 24 Texas, No. 25 Oklahoma State.

Others receiving votes: Bowling Green (14-1) 34; Texas Tech (14-1) 30; Texas (11-4) 22; Syracuse (13-2) 20; Florida Gulf Coast (12-0) 16; Marist (13-2) 13; Oklahoma State (12-2) 13; Boston College (13-3) 11; Georgia Tech (14-4) 7; Marquette (13-3) 7; Michigan (9-7) 7; Duquesne (14-2) 3; Kansas (13-2) 2; Louisville (12-5) 1; Tulane (13-2) 1.