(SportsNetwork.com) - Connecticut will enter the women's NCAA tournament as a No. 1 seed for the ninth year in a row.

The Huskies, a unanimous No. 1 in the Associated Press poll this week, were named the tournament's top overall seed on Monday evening.

The rest of the No. 1 seeds also followed the AP poll, with Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland topping their regions.

Unbeaten Princeton (30-0) was given a No. 8 seed.

UConn, seeking its third consecutive title, begins play in the Albany Region on Saturday with a home game against St. Francis of New York. The Huskies have won eight of their nine national championships as the No. 1 seed and have made the regional semifinals 21 years in a row.

Geno Auriemma's team started the season as the nation's top-ranked team before suffering its lone loss to Stanford in November. The Huskies reclaimed the top spot five weeks ago.

Notre Dame is No. 1 in the Oklahoma City Region and will open against Montana on Friday.

South Carolina begins play in the Greensboro Region against Savannah State on Friday and Maryland opens play in the Spokane Region against New Mexico State on Saturday.

The women's Final Four will be held in Tampa, Florida, with the semifinals to be played on April 5 and the championship on April 7.