Indiana reaches No. 2 in women's AP Top 25; SC still No. 1

(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

South Carolina beat a top opponent to remain No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll released Monday and now has a showdown with another one looming this weekend.

The Gamecocks (23-0) topped then- No. 5 UConn 81-77 on Sunday to remain unbeaten and stay the unanimous choice atop the poll from the 28-member national media panel. After facing Auburn on Thursday, South Carolina will play No. 3 LSU on Sunday in a matchup of the last two unbeatens in Division I women's college basketball.

Dawn Staley's team has won 29 consecutive games and has been No. 1 in the poll for 33 consecutive weeks. That's one week short of tying the Huskies for the third-longest streak atop the poll. Only UConn (51 weeks) and Louisiana Tech (36) have had longer runs at No. 1.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 South Carolina23-0
2 Indiana22-1
3 LSU23-0
4 UConn21-3
5 Iowa19-4
6 Stanford22-3
7 Utah20-2
8 Maryland19-5
9 Duke20-3
10 Notre Dame18-4
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 UConn21-3
2 South Carolina23-0
3 Indiana22-1
4 Duke20-3
5 Stanford22-3
6 Utah20-2
7 Maryland19-5
8 Notre Dame18-4
9 Colorado18-5
10 Villanova20-4
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