UConn's top five streak ends in AP women's basketball poll

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NEW YORK (AP) UConn's record streak of top five appearances in The Associated Press women's basketball poll is over.

The Huskies fell to sixth on Monday, ending a run of 253 consecutive weeks as one of the first five teams in the Top 25. That historic stretch dated back to Feb. 5, 2007. Connecticut's run dwarfs the No. 2 all-time mark of 96 set by Louisiana Tech in the 1980s.

The longest current streak is now held by No. 1 South Carolina at 11. The Gamecocks had a hand in ending the Huskies' run by routing UConn last Monday night. The Huskies' three losses this season have come to the Gamecocks, No. 2 Baylor and third-ranked Oregon. South Carolina earned 27 first-place votes from the national media panel. Baylor received two and Oregon one.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 South Carolina24-1
2 Baylor23-1
3 Oregon24-2
4 Stanford23-3
5 Louisville23-3
6 UConn21-3
7 Maryland22-4
8 UCLA21-3
9 Mississippi State22-4
10 North Carolina State22-3
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Oregon24-2
2 South Carolina24-1
3 Maryland22-4
4 Missouri State21-3
5 Baylor23-1
6 Louisville23-3
7 UConn21-3
8 Mississippi State22-4
9 Iowa21-5
9 Stanford23-3
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