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By DOUG FEINBERG,  AP Basketball Writer

Stanford is the new No. 1 team in the nation, barely edging Connecticut for the top spot in The Associated Press women’s
basketball poll Monday.

The Cardinal jumps from fourth after beating former No. 1 Baylor 71-69 on Friday night, ending the Lady Bears’ 42-game winning streak. Baylor, which was first in the previous 21 polls, falls to third.

Stanford receives 21 first place votes, while Connecticut has 17. Baylor gets the other one. It’s the Cardinal’s first time at
No. 1 since the final poll of the 2005 season.

Duke is fourth and Notre Dame fifth. The Blue Devils were the last team to jump from the fourth spot to No. 1. They did it in 2003 after beating then-No. 1 UConn by a point.

UCLA, Kansas, Dayton and North Carolina all move into the Top 25, while Delaware, Texas A&M, Miami and Georgetown fall out.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

The Women’s Top Twenty Five,  By The Associated Press

The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college
basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records
through Nov. 18, total points based on 25 points for a first-place
vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s
ranking:<
^                        Record   Pts Prv
1. Stanford (21)          5-0    952   4
2. UConn (17)             2-0    943   2
3. Baylor (1)             4-1    903   1
4. Duke                   2-0    866   3
5. Notre Dame             2-0    791   7
6. Penn St.               3-0    746   9
7. Louisville             3-0    743   8
8. Georgia                4-0    691  10
9. Kentucky               2-1    644   6
10. Maryland               2-1    617   5
11. California             2-0    604  12
12. West Virginia          3-0    502  14
13. Oklahoma               2-1    398  11
14. Purdue                 2-0    385  18
15. Texas                  2-0    362  19
16. Ohio St.               2-1    311  20
17. Vanderbilt             3-1    271  13
18. St. John’s             2-1    265  20
19. UCLA                   2-0    258   _
20. Tennessee              3-1    254  24
21. Oklahoma St.           2-0    245  22
22. Kansas                 3-0    169   _
23. Nebraska               3-1    167  15
24. Dayton                 4-0    101   _
25. North Carolina         4-0     89   _
Others receiving votes: Iowa St. 76, Texas A&M 76, Miami 53,
Georgia Tech 36, Delaware 31, Georgetown 20, DePaul 19, Virginia
19, Green Bay 16, Chattanooga 12, Rutgers 12, Middle Tennessee 8,
Florida St. 6, Iowa 5, South Carolina 4, Saint Joseph’s 3, Gonzaga
1, San Diego St. 1.
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(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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