Ohio State, UNC slide in poll

Updated: December 8, 2009, 4:04 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Ohio State and North Carolina both tumbled in the ESPN/USA Today women's basketball rankings, released Tuesday, while Connecticut and Stanford remained unbeaten and on a collision course for their Dec. 23 meeting.

The Huskies (7-0) and Cardinal (6-0) remained first and second in the latest rankings. Tennessee (7-0) climbed to No. 3, followed by Notre Dame (7-0) and Texas A&M (6-0).

Baylor (7-1), Florida State (8-0) and Xavier (7-0) all moved up two spots to sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively.

Ohio State (9-1), which lost at Duke last week, fell from third to ninth, while Duke (7-1) climbed from 12th to 10th.

North Carolina (6-1) fell from fourth to 11th after losing to Michigan State. LSU (6-0) fell from 11th to 12th after not playing a game after Dec. 1 due to exams.