UConn women still No. 1

Updated: January 20, 2014, 1:18 PM ET
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Connecticut stayed No. 1 in The Associated Press poll on Monday after two more double-digit victories over ranked opponents.

The Huskies had their closest game of the season at Baylor, ending the then-No. 7 Lady Bears' 69-game home winning streak last Monday night with an 11-point victory. UConn then routed Rutgers by 30 on Sunday.

Notre Dame, Duke, Stanford and Louisville followed the unbeaten Huskies, with the first five teams unchanged in Monday's vote. Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Kentucky and South Carolina round out the top 10.

With both UConn and Notre Dame undefeated, it marks the seventh time in the last 11 seasons that two teams have made it this far unblemished. The longest run over that stretch was 2010 when UConn and Nebraska were undefeated until the end of February.

The Irish have a very tough two weeks in front of them with three road games against teams in the top 11 starting with Monday night's game at Tennessee. Notre Dame also visits No. 6 Maryland next Monday night before facing Duke on Super Bowl Sunday. The Irish (16-0) have home games against Miami and Clemson in there as well.

West Virginia jumped in at No. 18, continuing to win impressively. Gonzaga rejoined the poll at No. 25 while Rutgers and Colorado fell out.

The Mountaineers (14-2), who are tied for first in the Big 12 with Oklahoma State, made their first appearance of the season in the poll.

West Virginia, which was last ranked on Dec. 17, 2012, visits Texas Tech and Texas this week.

It was another jumbled week for Top 25 teams, with nine of them falling to unranked or lower-ranked opponents.

Iowa State took the biggest tumble, dropping seven spots to No. 20 after losing to West Virginia and Kansas State. The Cyclones have lost three straight after starting the season 14-0. Florida State also got swept this week, losing to NC State and Virginia. The 24th-ranked Seminoles dropped four spots.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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