New York, NY – Baylor remained an undisputed choice as the top-ranked team in women's college basketball, according to the latest Associated Press poll released Monday.
The defending national champions opened the season last Friday with an 80-34 rout of Lamar. Baylor, which went 40-0 en route to the school's second national title last season, received all 39 first-place votes from a nationwide media panel.
It will be a tough week ahead for the Lady Bears, though. A matchup with No. 6 Kentucky is on tap for Tuesday before a battle with fourth-ranked Stanford on Friday in a rematch of last spring's national semifinals.
The top five remained unchanged from the preseason rankings, as UConn is second with Duke, Stanford and Maryland next. Kentucky, Notre Dame, Louisville, Penn State and Georgia complete this week's top 10.
The second 10 consists of Oklahoma, California, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Delaware, Purdue, Texas, Ohio State and St. John's -- the last two being tied for 20th. Delaware dropped six places from 11th after a 56-52 loss to Georgetown on Sunday, while Texas moved into the rankings after beating then-No. 14 St. John's last Friday.
Oklahoma State, Miami-Florida, Tennessee and Georgetown are the last four teams ranked this week. The Lady Vols dropped four places after opening the season with a loss at Chattanooga and following it up with a win at Georgia Tech, while Georgetown is new to the poll.
Georgia Tech and DePaul each dropped out after losses over the first weekend.