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Dec 22, 12:01 PM EST

South Carolina stays No. 1 in AP women's poll

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Womens College Basketball
No. 23 Iowa beats Penn St. 77-52 in Big Ten opener

No. 8 Tennessee women beat No. 10 Oregon St 74-63

No. 20 Michigan State falls 61-57 in Big Ten opener

No. 12 Kentucky holds off Tennessee State 87-75

No. 17 Rutgers shuts down Indiana 66-51 in Big 10 opener

Hoovers' 3 helps Dayton upset No. 24 Green Bay 72-66

Richardson-Smith keys Seton Hall to upset of No. 14 Georgia

Jefferson leads No. 2 UConn women over SMU 96-45

Tyler Summitt easing into head coaching career

No. 14 Georgia remains undefeated 62-43 over Belmont

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South Carolina is No. 1 in The Associated Press women's poll for the fifth straight week while Stanford has its lowest ranking in nearly nine years.

The Gamecocks had a busy week, sweeping Hampton, Central Michigan and Liberty by an average of 32 points.

Connecticut and Texas stay second and third in Monday's Top 25. Notre Dame and Texas A&M changed places after the Aggies lost to the Longhorns on Sunday. Baylor, Louisville, Tennessee, North Carolina, Oregon State and Duke round out the first 10.

Stanford drops to 16th after losing at Chattanooga and Tennessee. This is the lowest the Cardinal have been since Jan. 2, 2006, when they also were 16. Stanford hadn't been out of the first 10 since Jan. 19, 2009.

Green Bay and Arizona State enter the poll at 24 and 25.

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