Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie watches play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. Connecticut won 83-52. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Jessica Hill
January 18, 2016

Duke's streak of 312 straight weeks in The Associated Press women's basketball poll is over.

The Blue Devils entered the Top 25 on Nov. 29, 1999 and hadn't left until Monday. It's the third longest streak in the history of the poll since it began in 1976. Only Tennessee (561) and UConn (423) have had longer runs in the Top 25. The Huskies remained No. 1 on Monday after routing Memphis and Temple this past week by an average of 47.5 points.

UConn was followed by South Carolina, Notre Dame, Baylor and Maryland. Texas dropped to sixth after losing its first game of the season to Baylor on Sunday.

Duke (13-6) has lost three of its last five games to Syracuse, Louisville and N.C. State. The Blue Devils spent 34 weeks at No. 1 during its 16-year run.

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