南卡罗来纳州保持不变. 1 in women's AP Top 25 尽管损失

The Gamecocks fell to 密苏里州 70-69 周四加时赛最后一秒投篮. 南卡罗来纳, 在周日的胜利中反弹, 仍然收到 22 的 30 first-place votes from a national media panel to stay the top choice in the poll.

Coach Dawn Staley’s squad has beat five top-10 teams this season, including the No. 2 team twice. Stanford remained in second place.

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It isn’t the first time that a team lost and remained No. 1 in the poll. Back when Louisiana Tech was a powerhouse in the early 1980s, the Lady Techsters saw their 54-game winning streak snapped by Old Dominion. Louisiana Tech stayed No. 1 the next week.

路易斯维尔, which received five first-place votes this week, was third and Arizona was fourth. 野猫队, who haven’t played since Dec. 17 because of COVID-19 issues, got the other three first-place votes. North Carolina State followed Arizona.

Indiana moved up two spots to sixth after an overtime win over then-No. 6 马里兰州. 田纳西州, Michigan and Texas moved ahead of the Terrapins, who fell to 10th.

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley communicates with players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State Sunday, 一月. 2, 2022, in Columbia, 南卡. South Carolina won 80-68.

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley communicates with players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State Sunday, 一月. 2, 2022, in Columbia, 南卡. South Carolina won 80-68. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Baylor saw its run of 137 consecutive weeks in the top 10 end, after the Bears lost to Kansas State on Sunday. That was the longest active streak after UConn’s ended a few weeks earlier. Baylor dropped to 14th in the poll. Louisville is now the active leader with 81 consecutive polls.

密苏里州, bolstered by its victory over South Carolina, went from receiving no votes last week to just missing the AP Top 25. While the Tigers fell short of making the poll, Oklahoma jumped in at No. 23. The Sooners are ranked for the first time since 2017.

新冠肺炎

截至周日, 多于 260 Division I women’s basketball game have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus since the season began. A majority of those have come after mid-December.

STREAK BUSTERS

It was a week that saw a few longtime streaks come to an end. Indiana’s win over Maryland was the Hoosiers first-ever against the the Terrapins in 12 tries. Baylor’s loss to Kansas State was its first in 18 年份, ending a 36-game winning streak by the Bears.

GAME OF THE WEEK

South Carolina at LSU, 星期四. The Gamecocks are looking up in the standings at new-look LSU with coach Kim Mulkey. The 13th-ranked Tigers are 2-0 in the SEC so far this season.

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