UConn receives all 32 votes to remain No. 1 in poll

Connecticut remains the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll after winning its lone game of the week.

The Huskies received all 32 votes from the national media panel Monday and have a busy week ahead of them. UConn continued its strong start rolling past Chattanooga on Monday night. The Huskies head to Chicago to face DePaul before hosting third-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday.

South Carolina stayed at second in the poll, with Baylor and Maryland rounding out the first five.

Seton Hall entered at No. 22, as the Pirates improved to 7-0 for the first time in 26 years.

"It's really the culmination, I wanted to build a program when we took over at Seton Hall," coach Tony Bozzella said. "We won 20 games our first year and did a Sweet 16 of the NIT. We wanted to improve on that and we did."

The Pirates finished last season 28-6, losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Rutgers. Now they are 7-0 for the first time since 1989-90 and already own victories over the Scarlet Knights and Princeton, giving them New Jersey bragging rights. Seton Hall is coming off two victories at the Cancun Challenge.

"We got a long way to go before we say we're better than last year," said Bozzella, who guided his team to the Top 25 last year for three weeks -- the school's first appearance in 20 years.

UCLA entered the poll this week for the first time since 2014 after losing to the Irish in overtime in the finals of the Junkanoo Jam. The Bruins' two losses this season have come against South Carolina and Notre Dame.

Texas, Oregon State, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Ohio State complete the first 10.

South Florida had the biggest fall after losing to St. John's by four points on Sunday. The Bulls dropped from 18th, the highest ranking in school history, to 24th this week.

George Washington, Iowa and Louisville fell out of the poll.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.