Kentucky women climb to No. 6 in AP poll

December 31, 2012 

The University of Kentucky women's basketball team moved up one spot in this week's Associated Press poll after a pair of victories last week.

Kentucky (12-1) rose from No. 7 to No. 6 after a 90-23 win over Alcorn State and a 78-56 victory over Marist.

The same five teams were ranked in the top five this week as last, but their order changed.

Kentucky replaced Georgia at No. 6. The Bulldogs (12-1) dropped to No. 10 after losing at unranked Illinois.

Louisville (11-2) climbed from No. 12 to No. 11 without playing a game last week

Connecticut took over the No. 1 spot after routing Stanford over the weekend.

Coach Geno Auriemma's team had 37 first-place votes Monday, while second-ranked Baylor got the other three. The Huskies last held the top spot at the end of the 2010-11 season.

Duke moved up to third while Stanford, which held the top place for six weeks after beating Baylor, fell to fourth. Notre Dame was fifth. The Huskies, who beat Stanford 61-35 on Saturday to end the Cardinal's 82-game home winning streak, will host the Irish on Saturday.

Notre Dame is followed by Kentucky, California, Maryland, Penn State and Georgia.

Dayton dropped seven spots to No. 22 after losing its first game to Bowling Green.

Nebraska entered the poll at No. 25 as Texas fell out.

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