UConn's Maya Moore

Welcome to the top spot Kentucky. John Calipari's crew took over the top spot after Texas dropped two in a row last week. Kansas moved up to No.2, followed by Villanova, Syracuse and Michigan State, who all took advantage of Texas' tumble.

North Carolina dropped out of the poll after a terrible week, including a home loss to Georgia Tech.  UAB made its first appearance, while New Mexico also made a return after being left out for several weeks. UConn is back in the poll after spending a week outside, while Clemson, Northern Iowa and Mississippi State all out of the rankings.

1. Kentucky (19-0)

2. Kansas (18-1)

3. Villanova (18-1)

4. Syracuse (19-1)

5 Michigan State (17-3)

6. Texas (17-2)

7. Georgetown (15-3)

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8. Duke (16-3)

9. West Virginia (15-3)

10. Purdue (15-3)

11. Kansas State (16-3)

12. BYU (20-1)

13. Gonzaga (16-3)

14. Tennessee (15-3)

15. Temple (17-3)

16. Wisconsin (16-4)

17. Pittsburgh (15-4)

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18. Mississippi (15-4)

19. Connecticut (13-6)

20. Ohio State (14-6)

21. Vanderbilt (15-3)

22. Georgria Tech (14-5)

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23. New Mexico (18-3)

24. Baylor (15-3)

25. UAB (17-2)

WOMEN'S POLL

Connecticut is No.1 for the 36th straight week, matching a record set by Louisiana Tech (1980-1982). There were some changes in the top 5. Notre Dame moved up one spot to No.3, while Tennesee fell to fifth. Ohio State cracked the top 5 for the first time this season and came in at No.4. The nation's only other undefeated Division I team, Nebraska, moved up to sixth, while Duke moved down a spot to No.7.

Xavier moved up one place to No.10, while Georgia dropped one spot to eighth. Wisconsin-Green Bay took the biggest drop from 17th to 24th, while Vanderbilt and Vermont dropped out.

Locally, St. John's received 13 votes.

1. Connecticut (19-0)

2. Stanford (17-1)

3. Notre Dame (17-1)

4. Ohio State (20-1)

5. Tennessee (17-2)

6. Nebraska (17-0)

7. Duke (17-3)

8. Texas A&M (15-2)

9. Georgia (18-2)

10. Xavier (14-3)

11. Oklahoma (14-4)

12. North Carolina (15-3)

13. Florida State (18-3)

14. Baylor (14-4)

15. Oklahoma State (16-3)

16. West Virginia (18-2)

17. Georgetown (17-2)

18. LSU (14-4)

19. Texas (13-6)

20. TCU (14-4)

21. Virginia (14-5)

22. Iowa State (15-3)

23. Penn State (15-4)

24. Wisconsin-Green Bay (16-2)

25. Georgia Tech (16-5)

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