Tennessee and Connecticut remained 1-2 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, while North Carolina moved up to No. 3.
The Lady Vols received 29 of the 31 first-place votes following their 83-51 victory over Old
Dominion. UConn got the one first-place vote after routing
Virginia 75-45 and No. 5 Maryland received the other first-place vote.
Tennessee, UConn and North Carolina also are the top three teams in The Associated Press poll.
The Tar Heels moved up one place after a 60-point win over Wofford.
Maryland fell one spot to No. 6 after a rugged week
that included its first loss of the season to Rutgers. The
Terrapins just completed playing their 14th game in the 31 days.
Stanford moved up one spot to No. 4, and Rutgers fell three places
Maryland lost to Rutgers 68-60 last Monday in the Jimmy V Women's Basketball Classic, then bounced back
with victories over Middle Tennessee State, Northern Iowa and
The Terps have two weeks off for final exams. Their next game is Dec.
20 against James Madison.
After their big win over Maryland, the Scarlet Knights fell to
Duke 49-44 in a lackluster game Thursday night. Rutgers coach C.
Vivian Stringer benched her starters on Saturday in a 59-42 victory
over Army at the Maggie Dixon Classic.
Rutgers responded Monday night with a 56-51 victory over California.
The rest of the top 10: No. 7 Georgia, No. 8 LSU,
No. 9 Oklahoma and No. 10 Baylor.
The only team to drop out of the rankings this week is North Carolina State. The Wolfpack were replaced at No. 24 by Oklahoma State.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.