Women's College Basketball

             === UConn vaults to top spot in women's hoops poll ===
 New  York,  NY  (Sports  Network)  - Following  its  dominating  victory  over
 previously  top-ranked Stanford  over the weekend, Connecticut has claimed the
 No.  1 position in the most recent Associated Press women's college basketball
 top 25.
 Connecticut moved up from the No. 2 spot after routing the Cardinal by a 61-35
 score  Saturday in  Palo Alto. The Huskies received 37-of-40 first-place votes
 and 997 total points, with Baylor named No. 1 on three other ballots.
 The Lady Bears earned 948 overall points to move up from third to second, with
 Duke  climbing one  spot to third following Stanford's loss. The Cardinal slid
 to fourth, one place ahead of Notre Dame.
 Georgia  fell  from sixth  to 10th  after falling to  Illinois on Friday, with
 Kentucky,  California, Maryland and Penn State all vaulting one spot to occupy
 the No. 6 through No. 9 positions.
 Louisville,  Tennessee  and Oklahoma State  also climbed  one spot to hold the
 11th  through 13th designations, with Purdue sliding from 11th to 14th after a
 74-47  loss at Notre  Dame on Saturday. North Carolina is now 15th in the poll
 after moving up one position as well.
 The  remainder of  the  top 20  consists of  UCLA,  Oklahoma, South  Carolina,
 Florida  State and  Colorado, with  the Buffaloes  one of  the week's  biggest
 movers in going from 23rd to 20th.
 Kansas,  Dayton, Arkansas,  Texas A&M  and  newcomer Nebraska  round out  this
 week's  rankings,  with the No.  25 Cornhuskers  replacing former No. 20 Texas
 after the Longhorns lost twice over the weekend. Dayton fell from 15th to 22nd
 after being topped by Bowling Green on Sunday.
 Among  the  highlights of this  week's schedule  will be Maryland traveling to
 North  Carolina on  Thursday,  while No.  2 Baylor  hosts  Oklahoma State  and
 Georgia and Tennessee will square off on Sunday.
 12/31 16:09:20 ET

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