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UConn back at No. 1 in women's basketball poll


UConn has returned to No. 1.

A 25-point win over then-top-ranked South Carolina vaulted the Huskies unanimously back to the top spot. They spent two weeks to start the season at No. 1 before a loss to Stanford in November.

The Gamecocks fell to No. 2 after spending the last 12 weeks atop The Associated Press women's basketball poll. They are followed by Baylor, Notre Dame and Maryland. The Irish host No. 10 Duke on Monday night, while the Terrapins visit Michigan State.

Tennessee, Oregon State, Louisville and Florida State round out the first 10 teams.

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Florida Gulf Coast enters the poll for the first time in school history at No. 22. James Madison also came into the Top 25 at No. 23. It's the first ranking in six years for the Dukes.

South Florida and Georgia fell out.