College Hoops Women’s AP Rankings See Indiana, UConn Rise; Texas crashes

South Carolina remained the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll after a chaotic week in which half of the top 10 teams lost at least one game.

The Gamecocks were again the unanimous choice, receiving all 29 votes from a national media panel after beating No. 2 Stanford in an overtime thriller on Sunday. South Carolina has now won 16 straight games against ranked teams that lost in the 2021 Final Four to Stanford, who stayed second in this week’s poll.

UConn moved up two spots to third after defeating then-No. 3 Texas and 10th NC State last week. Ohio State is fourth and Iowa State is fifth.

There have already been eight losses by teams ranked in the top 10 this season, the most before Thanksgiving since 2000, according to ESPN. Of the eight losses, three were to unranked teams. Seven top 10 teams lost before Thanksgiving last year.