UConn Drops To No. 3 In AP Poll

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Baylor is back as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. The Lady Bears received 32 first-place votes Monday after No. 1 Connecticut lost to Notre Dame on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

UConn is now No. 3, behind Notre Dame and ahead of No. 4 Duke and No. 5 Stanford.

The Lady Bears had their run of 21 straight weeks on the poll end when they lost to Stanford in November. UConn took over the top spot Dec. 29 when it beat Stanford in Palo Alto.

The Cardinal are followed by Kentucky, California, Penn State, Tennessee and Maryland.


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6 thoughts on “UConn Drops To No. 3 In AP Poll

  1. Master Mind

    Baylor is certainly number one. But Notre Dame at 2 is just wrong. Stanford beat Baylor, Uconn beat them by a bunch (Stanford that is). Then UConn lost by 1 at home to ND.

    The logic of 1,2,3 escapes me. 1 Baylor 2 Stanford 3 UConn 4 Notre Dame gives each credit for positive wins. Baylor at this time of the year has the strongest lineup/talent. Stanford has 8 standouts Uconn has 5 standouts ND has 3 maybe 4 standouts. duke is a question mark. Another day further from a huge win–UConn beats ND at home. Now Uconn (and it’s fans) know they aren’t as good as they thought, but will get much much better.
    With Geno his teams get better, with Muffet they are usually the same all year.

    1. TexasBogger

      Muffet lost three senior starters this year yet they look just as good to me. Their freshmen played much better than our freshmen.
      Uconn needs to improve markedly or ND will continue to rule.

    2. Michael Keller

      Where is your logic for saying Baylor is “certainly number one”? Team A crushed B,
      B beat C by a basket, C beat D by 12, D beat A by
      1 point. How do you get from that that C is clearly better than A?

  2. Michael Keller

    One more question about Baylor and Griner. How on earth can you supposedly be the greatest college basketball player in the country when you are 6 foot 8, and only 138th in the country in rebounding? She isn’t even in the top 20 in scoring, and only barely so in blocked shots.

  3. Eileen

    Michael, I think Griner is over-hyped too. This is because she is 6 foot 8 and we don’t see that very often. Oh, well, she will be playing with D3 next year in Phoenix, so we will see what she can do in the WNBA.

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