New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Connecticut again is an undisputed pick as the top-ranked women's college basketball team in the latest Associated Press poll.
UConn received all 36 first-place votes and 900 points from a national media panel. The Huskies were off last week for exams and will return to the court on Tuesday for a showdown with No. 2 Duke in Durham.
The top 11 teams remained the same from last week, as Duke was followed by Tennessee, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Stanford, Louisville, Maryland, Baylor, South Carolina and Colorado.
LSU moved up a spot to 12th, with Oklahoma State, North Carolina, Iowa State, Georgia, Penn State, Purdue, Nebraska and Oklahoma completing the second 10. Penn State tumbled five spots from 12th after a loss to South Dakota State last Wednesday.
The last five teams ranked this week are California, Iowa, Syracuse, Florida State and Gonzaga. Florida State is the lone newcomer, replacing Texas A&M. The Aggies lost to Penn State on Sunday.
In addition to Tuesday's titanic battle, Tennessee and Stanford will square off on Saturday in another top-10 matchup. Duke's difficult week continues Sunday with a tussle against Kentucky.