Texas A&M women's basketball falls to 17 in weekly AP Top 25 Poll

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NEW YORK CITY, New York (AP) -- The Texas A&M women's basketball team lost to LSU on Sunday and it cost the Aggies a couple of spots in this week's Associated Press poll.

Meanwhile Belmont is in the AP Top 25 for the first time in school history.

The Bruins (24-3) entered The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday at No. 24. First-year coach Bart Brooks has the team riding a 15-game winning streak with the only losses coming this season to Oklahoma, Stanford and Wright State.

While it's Belmont's first appearance in the poll, the top five remain unchanged with UConn leading the way as the unanimous choice from the 32-member national media panel. The Huskies host No. 4 Louisville on Monday night. Mississippi State, Baylor and Notre Dame round out the first five teams in the poll.

South Florida re-entered the poll at No. 22 after beating then-No. 13 Ohio State on Sunday. Arizona State and TCU dropped out of the rankings.

RANK

TEAM

RECORD

POINTS

FIRST PLACE

BALLOTS

PREVIOUS

1 UConn 24-0 800 32 32 1
2 Mississippi State 26-0 765 0 32 2
3 Baylor 23-1 731 0 32 3
4 Louisville 25-1 702 0 32 4
5 Notre Dame 23-2 682 0 32 5
6 Texas 20-4 614 0 32 6
7 UCLA 21-4 562 0 32 8
8 South Carolina 20-5 559 0 32 7
9 Oregon 23-4 558 0 32 9
10 Maryland 22-3 537 0 32 10
11 Tennessee 21-4 493 0 32 11
12 Florida State 21-4 453 0 32 12
13 Missouri 19-5 382 0 32 15
14 Stanford 18-8 352 0 32 17
15 Oregon State 19-6 322 0 30 16
16 Ohio State 20-6 268 0 32 13
17 Texas A&M 19-7 266 0 31 14
17 Duke 20-6 266 0 31 19
19 Green Bay 22-2 241 0 31 20
20 Georgia 21-4 238 0 32 18
21 Oklahoma State 18-6 169 0 31 22
22 South Florida 20-5 144 0 30 NR
23 Michigan 20-7 62 0 17 21
24 Belmont 24-3 53 0 18 NR
25 North Carolina State 20-6 44 0 13 23

Others receiving votes:LSU 28; Nebraska 22; West Virginia 20; Dayton 11; Central Michigan 10; Mercer 7; TCU 6; Arizona State 6; DePaul 5; Miami 5; Gonzaga 3; Iowa 3; Villanova 2; Minnesota 2; California 2; UAB 2; Southern California 2; Quinnipiac 1.