NEW YORK — UConn is back in a familiar place — No. 1 in the women’s basketball poll.

The Huskies moved up one place to the top spot after beating former No. 1 Notre Dame on Sunday by 18 points. UConn was the unanimous choice from the 31-member national media panel Monday.

RANKING TEAM RECORD POINTS LAST WEEK
1 Connecticut (31) 7-0 775 2
2 Notre Dame 7-1 719 1
3 Oregon 7-0 707 3
4 Baylor 7-0 689 4
5 Louisville 8-0 661 5
6 Mississippi State 8-0 622 6
7 Maryland 8-0 587 7
8 Oregon State 6-1 549 9
9 Tennessee 6-0 524 11
10 North Carolina State 8-0 473 13
11 Stanford 6-1 446 8
12 Texas 7-1 438 10
13 California 7-0 362 15
14 Minnesota 7-0 357 20
15 Syracuse 7-2 330 12
16 Iowa 5-2 303 14
17 Arizona State 5-2 222 19
18 Marquette 6-1 195 22
19 Kentucky 8-0 194 25
20 DePaul 4-3 177 16
21 Drake 7-1 157 24
22 South Carolina 4-4 113 18
23 Missouri 6-2 95 NR
24 Gonzaga 8-1 93 NR
25 Miami (FL) 7-2 68 21

Geno Auriemma didn’t want to make too much of his team’s ascension to the top spot after the 89-71 win over the Irish.

“We got a lot of tests coming up, at Louisville is no trip to the beach, neither is at Baylor,” he said. “Pass one test doesn’t mean you’re going to pass them all. Fail one test doesn’t mean you’re going to fail them all. Poll comes out and we’re No. 1 that doesn’t change what we do at practice.”

Auriemma did think that it was something his players could be proud of because they beat the former No. 1 team instead of just being handed a ranking.

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“I think it makes our players feel that we’re No. 1 and because we did earn it,” he said.

The Irish fell to second and were followed by Oregon, Baylor and Louisville.

Mississippi State and Maryland stayed at No. 6 and 7 as Oregon State, Tennessee and North Carolina State rounded out the top 10 teams in the poll after Stanford and Texas both lost Sunday.

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