Aggie women move up three spots in AP Top 25

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NEW YORK (AP) - Notre Dame and UConn remain the top two teams in The Associated Press women's basketball poll, setting up a 1-vs.-2 matchup on Sunday.

Both teams faced deficits this past week in holiday tournament games before prevailing. The Irish needed to rally from 14 points down to beat No. 9 Oregon State in the Vancouver Showcase championship game to stay No. 1. The Huskies trailed St. John's early in the fourth quarter at the Paradise Jam before winning by 10.

Oregon, Baylor and Louisville followed Notre Dame and UConn in the poll voted on by a 31-member national media panel Monday.

The top 10 teams remained unchanged, with Mississippi State, Maryland, Stanford, Oregon State and Texas rounding out the group.

There was change at the bottom of the poll, with Iowa State, Drake and Kentucky all entering for the first time this season at Nos. 23, 24 and 25. West Virginia, Missouri and South Florida fell out.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Notre Dame (31) 6-0 775 1
2. UConn 5-0 735 2
3. Oregon 6-0 705 3
4. Baylor 6-0 674 4
5. Louisville 5-0 660 5
6. Mississippi St. 6-0 606 6
7. Maryland 6-0 576 7
8. Stanford 6-0 567 8
9. Oregon St. 5-1 523 9
10. Texas 6-0 494 10
11. Tennessee 5-0 476 11
12. Syracuse 6-1 422 14
13. NC State 6-0 410 15
14. Iowa 5-1 323 12
15. California 6-0 287 18
16. DePaul 3-2 285 16
17. Texas A&M 4-1 221 20
18. South Carolina 3-3 212 13
19. Arizona St. 3-2 178 19
20. Minnesota 5-0 170 23
21. Miami 6-1 148 24
22. Marquette 4-1 137 22
23. Iowa St. 5-0 93 -
24. Drake 6-1 73 -
25. Kentucky 7-0 68 -
Others receiving votes: West Virginia 59, Northwestern 59, Missouri 59, Georgia 18, South Florida 17, Virginia Tech 13, Michigan 10, Utah 6, North Carolina 5, Southern Cal 4, Florida St. 3, Boise St. 2, LSU 2.