Baylor women in third spot of AP poll
Duke, Michigan hold the top places in the men’s Top 25.
Baylor stayed at No. 3 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll, receiving two first-place votes in Monday’s poll.
The Bears (9-1) routed Tennessee 76-53 on Dec. 18. Their only loss was on Nov. 16 to Stanford in Hawaii; they travel to Connecticut on Feb. 18 to face the Huskies.
Stanford (11-0) remains No. 1 for the sixth straight week, matching the team’s longest run in the top spot.
The Cardinal had 24 first-place votes, while Connecticut (10-0) received 14.
UConn will visit Stanford on Saturday, trying to snap the Cardinal’s 82-game home winning streak. Stanford, which beat South Carolina and Tennessee on the road last week, was No. 1 for six weeks in 1996.
Duke and Notre Dame round out the first five.
The Irish are followed by Georgia, Kentucky, California and Maryland, as the top nine teams remain unchanged.
Tennessee fell three spots from No. 10 after losing to Baylor and Stanford. UCLA had the biggest drop, falling five spots to 17th after losing to Cal State Northridge.
Texas A&M (8-4) dropped two spots to No. 24 following wins last week over Kansas State and Old Dominion, and a loss to No. 5 Notre Dame, at the World Vision Classic in Las Vegas.
Arkansas entered the poll at No. 25 as West Virginia fell out.
Blue Devils, Wolverines atop men’s poll: Duke and Michigan remain the top two teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll while Syracuse drops from third to ninth after its first loss.
The Blue Devils (11-0) received all but two of the first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. The Wolverines (12-0) got the others.
Arizona, Louisville and Indiana all moved up one place to third through fifth. Kansas, which won at Ohio State, moved from ninth to sixth. Missouri, which beat Illinois, jumped from 12th to seventh. Cincinnati advanced from 11th to eighth.
Pittsburgh and Kansas State are the newcomers to the poll at 24th and 25th. They replace New Mexico and North Carolina, which dropped out from 16th and 23rd after losses to South Dakota State and Texas.