Staley's Gamecocks cling to Top 25 spot

GoGamecocks staff and wire reportsFebruary 13, 2012 

South Carolina's women's basketball team remains in the Top 25 after splitting two games last week.

The Gamecocks (19-6, 8-4) are No. 25 in this week's Associated Press poll, down a spot from last week. USC lost to Arkansas on Thursday 68-47, then beat Florida 62-58 on Sunday.

The team this week hosts Georgia on Thursday and plays at Alabama on Sunday.

After a crazy week in which 15 of the Top 25 teams lost, Baylor remains the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press poll.

The Lady Bears received all the first-place votes Monday for the 11th straight week after routing Oklahoma and Texas A&M. Baylor, the lone remaining unbeaten team, plays Oklahoma State and Texas Tech this week.

Connecticut moved up a spot to second after Notre Dame lost to West Virginia. The Huskies visit the Sooners on Monday night.

Stanford was third followed by the Irish, who dropped two spots to fourth, and Duke. Miami, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio State and Delaware rounded out the first 10.

Wisconsin-Green Bay fell two places to 11th after its first loss. Penn State made the biggest jump, climbing six places to 12th.

No. 23 BYU and No. 24 DePaul re-entered the rankings. Gonzaga and North Carolina fell out.

1. Baylor (40)25-01,0001
2. UConn23-29503
3. Stanford22-19054
4. Notre Dame24-28942
5. Duke21-38275
6. Miami22-38166
7. Kentucky21-37587
8. Maryland21-47078
9. Ohio St.22-365510
10. Delaware22-164412
11. Green Bay21-15239
12. Penn St.20-548318
13. Tennessee17-746211
14. Texas A&M17-644115
15. Georgetown19-641814
16. Nebraska19-439313
17. Purdue19-637816
18. Georgia19-634121
19. Louisville18-727220
20. Georgia Tech18-718222
21. Rutgers17-718117
22. St. Bonaventure24-217625
23. BYU22-4106
24. DePaul19-7101
25. South Carolina19-67224

Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 64, West Virginia 60, Arkansas 50, St. John's 24, Oklahoma 23, UTEP 17, Princeton 16, Fresno St. 15, North Carolina 15, California 10, Florida Gulf Coast 10, Vanderbilt 6, Middle Tennessee 4, Kansas St. 1.

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