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Kentucky women drop six places in AP basketball rankings

Kentucky guard Janee Thompson (3) steals the ball from Vanderbilt forward Marqu'es Webb (22) during the second half Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 in Lexington, Ky.
Kentucky guard Janee Thompson (3) steals the ball from Vanderbilt forward Marqu'es Webb (22) during the second half Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Herald-Leader

The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team dropped six spots in the latest Associated Press poll released Monday.

Kentucky moved from No. 12 to No. 18 after Southeastern Conference losses last week to Vanderbilt and Florida.

The path ahead gets no easier for the Wildcats (15-5 overall, 4-5 SEC), who visit No. 2 South Carolina (21-0, 9-0) on Thursday night.

Louisville, which has won 14 games in a row after a 3-5 start, moved from No. 14 last week to No. 13 this week.

The Women’s Top Twenty Five

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 31, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record

Points

Previous

1. UConn (32)

20-0

800

1

2. South Carolina

21-0

765

2

3. Notre Dame

20-1

739

3

4. Baylor

21-1

700

4

5. Maryland

19-2

659

5

6. Texas

20-1

652

6

7. Ohio St.

16-4

590

7

8. Arizona St.

18-3

587

8

9. Oregon St.

17-3

542

9

10. Florida St.

18-4

500

11

11. Mississippi St.

19-4

452

13

12. Texas A&M

15-6

443

10

13. Louisville

17-5

408

14

14. UCLA

16-5

372

15

15. Stanford

17-5

311

16

16. Miami

18-3

292

17

17. Michigan St.

16-4

273

18

18. Kentucky

15-5

248

12

19. South Florida

15-5

212

20

20. Oklahoma

15-5

195

21

21. Missouri

18-4

181

22

22. Florida

18-4

150

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23. Tennessee

13-8

60

19

24. Washington

16-5

47

25

25. Oklahoma St.

16-4

45

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Others receiving votes: George Washington 40, DePaul 37, West Virginia 26, UTEP 21, San Diego 14, Colorado St. 11, BYU 7, Green Bay 6, Duquesne 5, North Carolina State 3, Purdue 3, Albany (NY) 2, Duke 2.

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