South Carolina still No. 1 in women's basketball

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - South Carolina is still the top-ranked team in women's basketball, earning the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press poll for the third straight week.

The Gamecocks, coming off a 51-50 win over Duke on Sunday, received 23 first- place votes, three more than last week, and a total of 837 points from a nationwide media panel.

Connecticut moved up one spot to No. 2 after 76-58 win over Notre Dame on Saturday. The Huskies, ranked preseason No. 1, picked up seven first-place votes. Texas earned the other four No. 1 votes and sits third.

Texas A&M, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Stanford, Kentucky, Baylor and Louisville round out the top 10. Notre Dame dropped three spots from second after the loss to UConn.

Tennessee is 11th, followed by Nebraska, Duke, Maryland, Oregon State, Georgia, Rutgers, California, Michigan State, Oklahoma State and Syracuse. Duke dipped four spots from ninth, while California tumbled eight spots from 10th after a loss to Kansas. Oklahoma State and Syracuse are tied for 20th.

The last four teams ranked are Mississippi State, West Virginia, Iowa and DePaul.

Arkansas, which was tied with DePaul for 25th last week, dropped out of the rankings.