Baylor Women steady at number six

With their win over Nicholls State last week, the Baylor Lady Bears remained in the sixth spot in the weekly AP Top 25 Poll. But one mainstay in the polls wasn't as fortunate.

Stanford has fallen out of The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time since the 2001 season.

The Cardinal (6-6) saw their streak of 312 consecutive weeks in the Top 25 end Monday. The remarkable run started with the 2001-02 preseason poll. Stanford lost at home last week to Western Illinois and Tennessee.

Only UConn, which remains the unanimous No. 1 team, has a longer active streak in the poll. The Huskies have been ranked for 458 consecutive weeks. Stanford's streak is tied for third longest in the history of the poll. Tennessee had the longest run at 565 weeks. Stanford's mark ties it with Duke.

UConn was followed by Notre Dame, Louisville, South Carolina and Mississippi State. With a light schedule because of the holidays, the top 17 teams stayed the same.

Oklahoma State replaced the Cardinal in the poll, coming in at No. 24.

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To Find the poll online: https://collegebasketball.ap.org/ap-womens-basketball-poll-week-9-0

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