UConn keeps hold of top spot in women’s AP Top 25

Connecticut Huskies forward Breanna Stewart (30) drives the ball against the Houston Cougars on February 17.

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UConn remains atop The Associated Press poll for another week after cruising to two easy wins.

The Huskies routed Houston and Tulsa and are winning its American Athletic conference games by an average of 49 points. They visit Tulane on Monday night.

South Carolina, Baylor, Notre Dame and Maryland round out the first five. The Gamecocks host No. 6 Tennessee in a key conference matchup on Monday night. The Irish play No. 8 Louisville.

Oregon State is seventh with Florida State ninth. There were no changes in the first nine teams.

Arizona State moves back into 10th after beating UCLA and Southern Cal.

California enters the poll at No. 24 after splitting two games with Stanford this past week. Northwestern comes in at No. 25, marking the first time since 1996 that the Wildcats are ranked.

Nebraska and James Madison fell out.

COMPLETE AP TOP 25

Team Record Points Previous
1. UConn (34) 26-1 850 1
2. South Carolina 25-1 807 2
3. Baylor 26-1 786 3
4. Notre Dame 25-2 750 4
5. Maryland 24-2 699 5
6. Tennessee 23-3 692 6
7. Oregon St. 25-2 635 7
8. Louisville 23-3 618 8
9. Florida St. 25-3 574 9
10. Arizona St. 24-4 515 12
11. Mississippi St. 25-4 483 14
12. Texas A&M 22-6 464 15
13. Kentucky 19-7 414 11
14. Princeton 25-0 401 16
15. North Carolina 22-6 400 17
16. Duke 19-8 361 10
17. Iowa 21-6 263 13
18. Chattanooga 24-3 246 20
19. Stanford 20-8 217 18
20. Rutgers 20-7 164 19
21. Florida Gulf Coast 25-2 143 22
22. George Washington 24-3 101 24
23. Syracuse 20-8 86 25
24. California 21-7 78
25. Northwestern 21-6 72

**Others receiving votes: Seton Hall 44, Minnesota 33, South Florida 30, Nebraska 28, James Madison 18, DePaul 16, Green Bay 16, Oklahoma St. 9, Texas 9, Dayton 7, Oklahoma 6, Ohio St. 4, W. Kentucky 4, Quinnipiac 2, Wichita St. 2, Gonzaga 1, NC State 1, Washington 1.