Women's College Basketball

             === Stanford keeps top spot in women's hoops poll ===
 New  York,  NY (Sports  Network) -  Stanford remained the  top team in women's
 college basketball, according to the latest Associated Press poll.
 The  Cardinal received  22 first-place votes and  a total of 978 points from a
 nationwide media panel, keeping the top spot for a third straight week.
 Connecticut  again  picked up 17 first-place  votes and 968 points to hold the
 second  spot, while Baylor  remained third with a single No. 1 tally. Duke and
 Notre Dame also kept their spots to complete the same top five as last week.
 Georgia,  Kentucky, Louisville,  Maryland and Penn State round out the top 10.
 Penn State dropped four spots from sixth after a loss to Miami last week.
 The  second 10  consists of  California, Texas,  Oklahoma, Tennessee,  Purdue,
 Oklahoma  State, Kansas, UCLA, Dayton and Ohio State. Kansas and UCLA are tied
 for 17th.
 North  Carolina,  Iowa State, Miami,  Florida State  and Nebraska are the last
 five  teams ranked. Miami  moved into the poll on the strength of its win over
 Penn State, while Florida State is also a newcomer this week with a 7-0 mark.
 St. John's and West Virginia each dropped out.
 12/03 12:37:52 ET

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