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UConn new No. 1 in AP women's basketball poll

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UConn brand-new No. 1 in AP females’s basketball survey

UConn is back in an acquainted area: at No. 1 in The Associated Press females’s university basketball survey.

For the nine successive period, the Huskies have actually gotten to the peak of the females’s AP Top 25, getting 26 first-place ballots from a 30-member nationwide media panel Monday.

Train Geno Auriemma’s group defeated previous No. 1 South Carolina in overtime a week back in a 1-vs-2 competition. The Gamecocks dropped one area to 2nd in the survey. They got 2 first-place ballots.

This is the 3rd successive week there’s been a various No. 1 group in the survey. That hadn’t taken place given that 2012-13 when Stanford, UConn and also Baylor each deviated in the leading area. There haven’t been 4 straight weeks with various No. 1sts given that 2004.

UConn has actually currently been No. 1 for a minimum of one week every period given that 2012-13. Stanford and also South Carolina have the following lengthiest energetic touches, with 2 years.

“It becomes a little more meaningful or significant when you see some programs and where they were nine years ago and where they are today,” Auriemma claimed. “You appreciate it for sure when you see how hard it is that other really, really good programs (don’t do it). It does bring a sense of, yeah we’re fortunate that we put ourselves in that position every year.”

The Huskies have actually been atop the survey 246 times given that their opening night there on Jan. 17, 1995.

Louisville, North Carolina State and also Texas A&M; complete the leading 5 groups. The Aggies turned locations with Stanford. Texas A&M; (19-1) has actually gone 7-0 versus placed groups this year.

The Cardinal were 6th, complied with by Baylor, UCLA, Maryland and also Arizona to finish the initial 10. The Aggies and also Cardinal each obtained a first-place ballot.

The NCAA on Monday evening will certainly disclose the leading 16 seeds for the NCAA Event at this moment in the period Monday.

Below are a couple of various other bits from the survey:

ESCAPING

UConn’s 246 looks atop the survey is greater than double the following closest group – Tennessee. The Girl Vols have actually existed 112 times, most lately in 2008.

DOCUMENT BREAKER

Maryland train Brenda Frese gained her 500th success at the college, passing Chris Weller, that won 499 video games from 1975-2002. Frese, in her 19th period accountable of the Terps, is 500-130 after Sunday’s win at Nebraska.

“I spoke to her this past week, and I already have a message from her,” Frese claimed after the video game. “I can’t claim adequate concerning her poise and also self-respect. She was so happy I was mosting likely to pass her.

“We both recognize documents are made to damaged.″

VIDEO GAME OF THE WEEK

South Carolina at Tennessee, Thursday. The Gamecocks have actually won 31 successive Southeastern Meeting video games and also will certainly attempt to maintain that touch going.

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A lot more AP females’s university basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and also https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

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