Women's College Basketball

 
              === Stanford stays atop women's basketball poll ===
 
 New  York,  NY (Sports Network) -  Stanford maintained its tenuous hold of the
 top ranking in women's college basketball.
 
 The  Cardinal  knocked Baylor off  the top perch  of the Associated Press poll
 last  week  after beating  the Lady  Bears a  few days  earlier, and this week
 received  21 first-place votes from a nationwide media panel to keep the No. 1
 spot.  Stanford narrowly  edged Connecticut,  earning  953 points  to 944  for
 UConn, which again garnered 17 first-place votes.
 
 Baylor  slipped to third  last week and held the same spot after again picking
 up a first-place vote.
 
 Duke, Notre Dame, Penn State, Louisville, Georgia and Kentucky remained fourth
 through  ninth, while  California swapped places with Maryland to complete the
 top 10.
 
 After Maryland, the rest of the second 10 consists of Oklahoma, Texas, Purdue,
 Ohio  State, Tennessee, St. John's, Oklahoma State, UCLA and Kansas. Tennessee
 moved up four spots from 20th for the biggest jump within the poll.
 
 Nebraska,  North  Carolina, Dayton, Iowa State  and West Virginia are the last
 five  teams ranked.  West Virginia tumbled 13 places from 12th after losses to
 LSU and Iowa.
 
 Iowa  State  is the  lone newcomer, replacing  Vanderbilt. The Commodores were
 17th, but lost to Virginia and Florida State last week.
 
 11/26 13:14:33 ET

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