UConn remains unanimous No. 1

Updated: March 15, 2010, 4:41 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Connecticut began the season as the unanimous No. 1 in the ESPN/USA Today women's coaches poll. The Huskies ended the regular season that way, too.

UConn, winners of 72 straight games over two seasons, was voted No. 1 in the poll of 31 Division I women's coaches, released Monday.

The Huskies are followed in the coaches' poll by No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 Tennessee, No. 4 Nebraska and No. 5 Xavier. Duke, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas A&M and West Virginia round out the top 10.

The Huskies also became just the second team to run through two straight seasons as No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball Top 25 poll. Louisiana Tech is the only other team to pull off the feat, from 1980-82.

"Wow. Anything you can do that you can't believe is happening for the first or second time, you're forced to look back and say that's a long time," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said after his team won its 16th Big East tournament championship last week.

The Huskies will undoubtedly be the overall No. 1 seed when the Women's NCAA Division I tournament field is announced Monday, live on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET. The tournament starts on Saturday.

The top 10 was identical in both polls.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.