Maryland dropped out of the Associated Press women’s college basketball Top 25 for the first time in 13 years Monday, while South Carolina remained No. 1 and Baylor made the biggest leap — seven spots to No. 14.
Maryland (2-2) had been in the poll for 251 weeks in a row, since the beginning of the 2010-11 season, but the Terrapins fell out after losing 80-48 to UConn on Thursday and edging Syracuse 83-81 on Sunday.
South Carolina (3-0) stayed in the poll’s top spot, earning all 36 first-place votes. UCLA (4-0) moved up one spot to No. 2 — the highest ranking in program history — followed in the top five by Colorado (4-0), Stanford (4-0) and Iowa (4-1).
UConn (3-1) is No. 6 and is the active leader with 567 consecutive weeks in the AP rankings. The Huskies are followed in the top 10 by LSU (4-1), Southern California (3-0), Virginia Tech (2-1) and a tie between Utah (4-1) and NC State (4-0).
The full Top 25 poll is below:
1. South Carolina (36 FVP)
8. Southern California
9. Virginia Tech
T-10. NC State
13. Florida State
15. Ohio State
16. Kansas State
17. Notre Dame
18. North Carolina
23. Washington State
24. Ole Miss
25. Mississippi State
–Field Level Media
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