Lady Bears Still No. 1

(January 28, 2013) -- Baylor remains No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for a fourth straight week after two more Big 12 wins.

The Lady Bears cruised to victories over Iowa State and Oklahoma and have 30 straight Big 12 regular-season victories. Baylor had 37 first-place ballots Monday and will visit Texas Tech and No. 19 Oklahoma State this week. The Cowgirls had the biggest drop, falling seven spots after losing to Kansas State.

Notre Dame and UConn stayed second and third. The Huskies received the other three first-place votes. The Irish visit ninth-ranked Tennessee on Monday night.

Stanford moved up to fourth while Duke fell one spot to fifth after losing by 30 points to the Huskies last Monday.

Iowa entered the poll at No. 24 - its first appearance since 2011. Delaware came back in the poll at No. 25.

Michigan and Michigan State dropped out.

Women's College Basketball AP Top 25 (Jan. 28)

1 Baylor (37) 18-1 997
2 Notre Dame 18-1 953
3 Connecticut (3) 18-1 930
4 Stanford 18-2 853
5 Duke 18-1 834
6 California 17-2 790
7 Penn State 17-2 768
8 Kentucky 19-2 695
9 Tennessee 16-3 691
10 Maryland 17-3 674
11 North Carolina 19-2 495
12 Louisville 17-4 491
13 Georgia 17-3 470
14 Purdue 17-3 446
15 South Carolina 18-3 442
16 Texas A&M 16-5 435
17 Dayton 17-1 357
18 UCLA 15-4 339
19 Oklahoma State 15-3 315
20 Florida State 17-3 253
21 Oklahoma 15-4 211
22 Colorado 15-4 205
23 Iowa State 14-4 102
24 Iowa 16-5 79
25 Delaware 15-3 66

Others receiving votes: Michigan 42, UTEP 21, Villanova 11, Texas Tech 10, Syracuse 6, Michigan State 4, Duquesne 4, Green Bay 4, Kansas 2, Nebraska 2, Vanderbilt 2, LSU 1


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