The top five in the women’s basketball polls remained the same for the fourth straight week, as UConn is the number one team (like they have been all season). The Huskies are 21-0 and will play Temple (I will be there) and Cincinnati this week, where Coach Auriemma will face his former assistants.
Notre Dame comes in at number two, but they will play their first ranked team of the season tonight when they play number eight Maryland at College Park (ESPN2 at 7pm ET). The Irish are the only other unbeaten team in women’s Division I basketball.
Duke is next at number three, as they once again went 2-0 in the conference last week. The Blue Devils won a thrilling overtime game at Florida State on Thursday night, then returned home to blowout Pitt by scoring 111 points. They next play at Miami before a Sunday afternoon showdown at Cameron Indoor Stadium against Notre Dame.
The ACC somehow still has six teams ranked in the top 25. I already mentioned Notre Dame (2), Duke (3), and Maryland (8). The Terps were upset by Virginia on Thursday night. North Carolina moved up to sixth, their highest ranking since 2009. NC State comes in at number 18. FSU is still ranked (tied for 23rd), as they ended their four game losing streak on Sunday.
The top two remained the same in the men’s basketball polls, as Arizona and Syracuse remain unbeaten. The other unbeaten, Wichita State, moved up one spot to fourth, but were once again jumped in the polls by a team with a loss. This week it was Florida who jumped them to the third spot. San Diego State jumped two spots to fifth.
Duke comes in at 17 after winning in convincing fashion at Miami and at home against Florida State this past week. The Blue Devils play a tough road test tonight at 7pm ET on ESPN against Pitt.
The ACC has three teams ranked: Syracuse (2), Duke (17), and Pitt (18).