Iowa State moved to second place and Colorado to third place behind top-ranked South Carolina Associated Press poll of the top 25 players in women's basketball After a chaotic week that saw half of the top ten teams lose.
The Gamecocks (15-0), the last undefeated team, beat Missouri in their only game last week and received all 36 first-place votes from the national media panel in Monday's poll released hours before South Carolina hosts Kentucky. .
Both UCLA and previously undefeated Baylor lost and fell down the rankings. The Bruins dropped from second to fifth and the Bears dropped from fourth to 12th after losing to both Kansas. And the state of Iowa. The Hurricanes entered the poll at No. 24.
Kaitlyn Clark and Iowa moved up to second after that Steering then no. 14 Indiana on Saturday night. Colorado State and NC State followed the Hawkeyes. The Buffaloes are 15-1 for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
USC moved into sixth place after that Handing the Bruins their first loss This season.
Kansas State moved up five spots to No. 7, the Wildcats' best ranking since they finished No. 5 in the preseason poll in 2003. Stanford and UConn were next, with the Huskies moving up four spots to return to the top 10 at No. 9. Champion LSU saw its best winning streak end at 16 games With a loss at Auburn It fell three points to tenth place.
West Virginia dropped out of the poll after losing to Iowa.
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