South Carolina has retained its firm grip on the top spot in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll. The Gamecocks received 26 of 30 first-place votes in the latest poll after routing Mississippi and beating then-No. 22 Tennessee. Baylor received three first-place votes to remain second. Oregon, UConn and Louisville rounded out the first five teams in the poll. The top seven teams were unchanged from last week. Mississippi State inched up from No. 9 to No. 8.

RecordPtsPrv
1. South Carolina (26)21-17461
2. Baylor (3)19-17182
3. Oregon19-26733
4. UConn19-16624
5. Louisville (1)21-16415
6. Stanford20-26056
7. NC State21-15637
8. Mississippi St.19-35339
9. Oregon St.18-450510
10. UCLA19-24628
11. Gonzaga22-143712
12. Arizona18-341316
13. Maryland17-437117
14. DePaul20-336011
15. Kentucky17-430213
16. Texas A&M18-429115
17. Florida St.18-427214
18. Indiana17-519420
19. Arizona St.16-618219
20. Iowa18-417218
21. Northwestern19-317123
22. South Dakota21-214321
23. Tennessee17-59022
24. Missouri St.18-37724
25. Arkansas18-46825

Others receiving votes: Princeton 48, TCU 25, LSU 13, Florida Gulf Coast 11, Stony Brook 2.