AP Poll: No. 1 Lady Bears solidify dominance

By The Associated Press

Baylor is the runaway No. 1 choice in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll.

The Lady Bears received 39 of the 40 first place ballots Monday after beating then-No. 2 Notre Dame 94-81 on Sunday. The Lady Bears host Yale on Tuesday before playing at Tennessee on Sunday.

The Irish fell to fourth after the loss. Connecticut and Stanford each moved up two spots to second and third. The Huskies and Cardinal will play each other Monday night.

Texas A&M, which garnered the other first place ballot, is fifth.

Tennessee fell three places to sixth after losing in overtime at Virginia. The Lady Vols were followed by Duke, Maryland, Miami and Georgia to round out the top 10.

Virginia at No. 22 and Texas at No. 24 entered the poll this week, while USC and Florida State fell out.