Rutgers rises to No. 3, Maryland falls to No. 6 in new poll
Rutgers moved up three spots to No. 3 in the latest ESPN/USA Today women's basketball coaches' poll Tuesday after upsetting Maryland in the Jimmy V Classic on Monday night.
The Scarlet Knights (5-1) defeated Maryland 68-60 behind sophomore Epiphanny Prince's 22 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds.
Tennessee and UConn remained the top two teams in the poll. Tennessee also is the top-ranked team in The Associated Press' poll.
Maryland and Rutgers swapped spots in the poll as the Lady Terrapins fell three spots to No. 6. North Carolina and Rutgers remained No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.
The rest of the top 10 was largely unchanged with LSU, Georgia and Oklahoma staying in the 7, 8, and 9 spots.
Baylor moved up one spot from 11th to 10th this week.
Last week's No. 10 -- Duke -- fell five spots to 15th. The Blue Devils lost to Vanderbilt and fell to Penn State 86-84 on Sunday for their first three-game losing streak since the 1996-97 season. Before the loss to Penn State, the Blue Devils had a 76-game winning streak against unranked opponents, dating to 2004.
North Carolina State (No. 24) is the only newly ranked team this week, replacing Florida State, which fell out from the 22nd spot.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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