OU, OSU remain ranked in AP womens basketball poll
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Monday, November 19, 2012
Stanford new No. 1 in women's basketball poll
DOUG FEINBERG,AP Basketball Writer
Stanford is the new No. 1 team in the nation, barely edging Connecticut for the top spot in The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday.
OU moved down to No. 13 from No. 11 last week after losing to UCLA at home Wednesday. OSU moved up one spot to No. 21 by remaining undefeated.
The Cardinal jumps from fourth after beating former No. 1 Baylor 71-69 on Friday night, ending the Lady Bears' 42-game winning streak. Baylor, which was first in the previous 21 polls, falls to third.
Stanford receives 21 first place votes, while Connecticut has 17. Baylor gets the other one. It's the Cardinal's first time at No. 1 since the final poll of the 2005 season.
Duke is fourth and Notre Dame fifth. The Blue Devils were the last team to jump from the fourth spot to No. 1. They did it in 2003 after beating then-No. 1 UConn by a point.
UCLA, Kansas, Dayton and North Carolina all move into the Top 25, while Delaware, Texas A&M, Miami and Georgetown fall out.
Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses (Big 12 teams in bold)
1. Stanford (21)
2. UConn (17)
3. Baylor (1)
5. Notre Dame
6. Penn St.
12. West Virginia
16. Ohio St.
18. St. John's
21. Oklahoma St.
25. North Carolina
Others receiving votes: Iowa St. 76, Texas A&M 76, Miami 53, Georgia Tech 36, Delaware 31, Georgetown 20, DePaul 19, Virginia 19, Green Bay 16, Chattanooga 12, Rutgers 12, Middle Tennessee 8, Florida St. 6, Iowa 5, South Carolina 4, Saint Joseph's 3, Gonzaga 1, San Diego St. 1.