UConn is again in a neatly-known issue: at No. 1 in The Connected Press females’s college basketball poll.
For the ninth consecutive season, the Huskies enjoy reached the pinnacle of the females’s AP Top 25, receiving 26 first-space votes from a 30-member national media panel Monday.
Coach Geno Auriemma’s personnel beat earlier No. 1 South Carolina in time past regulation a week in the past in a 1-vs-2 matchup. The Gamecocks fell one issue to 2d in the poll. They bought two first-space votes.
This is the third consecutive week there’s been a thoroughly different No. 1 personnel in the poll. That hadn’t came about since 2012-13 when Stanford, UConn and Baylor every took a turn in the head issue. There haven’t been four straight weeks with thoroughly different No. 1s since 2004.
UConn now has been No. 1 for at the very least one week every season since 2012-13. Stanford and South Carolina enjoy the following longest stuffed with life streaks, at two years.
“It turns into a miniature little bit of more meaningful or main ought to you look some functions and the assign they were nine years in the past and the assign they’re recently,” Auriemma talked about. “You treasure it for definite ought to you look how exhausting it is far that thoroughly different indubitably, indubitably excellent functions (don’t stop it). It does bring a sense of, yeah we’re fortunate that we assign ourselves in that earn 22 situation every 12 months.”
The Huskies were atop the poll 246 times since their first appearance there on Jan. 17, 1995.
Louisville, North Carolina Affirm and Texas A&M spherical out the head 5 groups. The Aggies switched locations with Stanford. Texas A&M (19-1) has gone 7-0 against ranked groups this 12 months.
The Cardinal were sixth, followed by Baylor, UCLA, Maryland and Arizona to finish the predominant 10. The Aggies and Cardinal every bought a serious-space vote.
The NCAA on Monday evening will recount the head 16 seeds for the NCAA Match at this point in the season.
Here are just a few thoroughly different tidbits from the poll:
UConn’s 246 appearances atop the poll is bigger than double the following closest personnel, Tennessee. The Lady Vols were there 112 times, most recently in 2008.
Maryland coach Brenda Frese earned her 500th victory at the college, passing Chris Weller, who obtained 499 video games from 1975-2002. Frese, in her 19th season in payment of the Terps, is 500-130 after Sunday’s win at Nebraska.
“I spoke to her this past week, and I indubitably enjoy already bought a message from her,” Frese talked about after the game. “I’m succesful of’t recount enough about her grace and dignity. She became as soon as so proud I became as soon as going to creep her.
“We both know information are made to broken.″
GAME OF THE WEEK
South Carolina at Tennessee, Thursday. The Gamecocks enjoy obtained 31 consecutive Southeastern Conference video games and will try to support that fling going.
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