Aggie women fall out of AP Top 25

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NEW YORK (AP) - Notre Dame has returned to No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.

The Fighting Irish, who started the season as the top team, moved up one spot after UConn lost to then-No. 8 Baylor on Thursday night. The Huskies handed the Irish their only loss of the season in early December.

Notre Dame received 12 first-place votes from a 30-member national media panel Monday. Louisville was second, garnering 10 first-place votes. The Irish and Cardinals will play each other Thursday night in South Bend, Indiana.

UConn fell to third in the poll and Baylor moved up four spots to fourth. The Huskies received three first-place votes and the Lady Bears had five. It's the first time since the 2014-15 season that four different teams received first-place votes in the same week.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

RecordPtsPrv
1. Notre Dame (12) 14-1 715 2
2. Louisville (10) 14-0 708 3
3. UConn (3) 12-1 701 1
4. Baylor (5) 11-1 687 8
5. Oregon 13-1 616 5
6. Stanford 12-1 609 6
7. Mississippi St. 14-1 575 7
8. NC State 15-0 536 9
9. Maryland 13-1 500 4
10. Oregon St. 12-2 487 11
11. Texas 12-2 443 13
12. Syracuse 13-2 411 14
13. Tennessee 12-2 394 10
14. Gonzaga 15-1 318 17
15. Marquette 12-3 282 20
16. Kentucky 14-2 268 16
17. Iowa 10-3 253 19
18. Minnesota 12-2 186 12
19. Arizona St. 11-3 167 22
20. Iowa St. 12-2 163 25
21. South Carolina 10-4 162 23
22. Florida St. 14-1 118 -
23. Michigan St. 11-3 103 15
24. California 10-3 101 18
25. Indiana 14-1 74 -
Others receiving votes: Miami 44, Rutgers 41, Missouri 39, DePaul 23, Texas A&M 8, South Dakota 5, Cent Michigan 3, Utah 2, Butler 2, Drake 2, Ohio 2, Virginia Tech 1, UCF 1.