Jan. 18, 2010

(AP) - Vermont is back in the Top 25 for the first time in 17 years.

The Catamounts are ranked 24th in The Associated Press women's basketball poll, their first trip there since spending 11 straight weeks ranked in 1993.

Connecticut again was the unanimous choice as the top team, receiving 40 first-place votes from a national media panel Monday. It's the 35th straight week the Huskies are No. 1, and they moved within one of the record set by Louisiana Tech from 1980-82.

Stanford remained No. 2 while Tennessee and Notre Dame flipped places, after the Irish lost 70-46 to Connecticut on Saturday. Ohio State rounded out the first five.

The Huskies will try for their 57th straight win Monday night at No. 6 Duke.