New York, NY – Baylor is still an overwhelming choice as the top women's college basketball team in the nation, according to the latest Associated Press poll released Monday.
The Lady Bears again received all but one of the 40 first-place votes and 999 points from a nationwide media panel. After beating then-No. 2 Notre Dame two Sundays ago, Baylor went to Knoxville this past Sunday and earned a 76-67 win over the then-sixth ranked Lady Vols.
Connecticut remained a solid No. 2 this week, while Notre Dame moved up one spot to third and Texas A&M also slid up one to fourth. The defending champion Aggies picked up the lone remaining first-place vote.
Stanford, after a 68-58 loss at UConn last Monday, slipped two places to fifth. Maryland, Duke, Tennessee, Miami-Florida and Louisville round out this week's top 10.
The second 10 consists of Rutgers, Kentucky, Purdue, North Carolina, Georgia, Penn State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Georgetown. Oklahoma tumbled six places from 12th after a 78-66 loss at Vanderbilt on Saturday.
Texas, DePaul, Green Bay, Delaware and Vanderbilt are the last five teams ranked this week. Vanderbilt is new to the poll after its win against Oklahoma, while Green Bay and Delaware are also newcomers.
LSU, Virginia and UCLA all dropped out of this week's poll.