Connecticut, which has a 79-game winning streak on the line before it faces No. 2 Baylor Tuesday night in Hartford, Conn., again was No. 1 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches top 25 women's poll.
The Huskies (1-0) received 28 first-place votes, with the other three going to the Lady Bears (3-0), who moved up from No. 3.
Stanford (1-0), which was No. 2 last week, dropped to No. 3.
Tennessee remained at No. 4; Xavier and Duke swapped spots, and the rest of the top 10 (Ohio State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Kentucky) remained the same.
During its winning streak, UConn has faced the No. 2 team four
times -- and won by nearly 17 points a game.
"I just don't think you can go into a game like this at this time of the year and make it more than really what it is,"
Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma said. "Really. If Wednesday
morning they're 1 and we're 2, does the world change that much?"
Baylor, which lost to Connecticut in the national semifinals
last season, has never beaten a top-ranked opponent.
"It's nothing more than a measuring stick," Baylor coach Kim
Mulkey told The Associated Press. "It's the type of game that the
fans deserve to see. Women's basketball deserves to have a matchup
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.