UConn still No. 1 while Temple enters AP women’s hoops poll


Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma stands on the sideline during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tulane in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer)


Tulane guard Tene Thompson, left, tries to block Connecticut guard/forward Napheesa Collier during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer)


Connecticut guard/forward Katie Lou Samuelson (33) looks to the basket during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tulane in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer)


NEW YORK (AP) — UConn survived one of the toughest tests of its winning streak to remain No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll.

The Huskies narrowly edged Tulane on Saturday, five days after beating No. 6 South Carolina for their 100th consecutive victory. Next up for UConn on Wednesday is Temple, which earned its first ranking since March 13, 2006, entering the poll Monday at No. 23.

Maryland, Mississippi State, Baylor and Notre Dame follow UConn.

It was a rough week for the Top 25 as a dozen ranked teams suffered at least one loss.

Temple entered the poll for the first time in 11 years after getting its first true road victory over a ranked opponent in a decade when the Owls beat then-No. 22 South Florida on Sunday.

The Bulls, Texas A&M and Kansas State all fell out of the poll while Kentucky entered at No. 22 and Missouri at 24.

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To find the poll online: http://collegebasketball.ap.org/ap-womens-basketball-poll-week16

Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma stands on the sideline during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Tulane in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/02/web1_115139291-6f6f2e8388324c5bb460c4be7f2168fc.jpgConnecticut coach Geno Auriemma stands on the sideline during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Tulane in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer)

Tulane guard Tene Thompson, left, tries to block Connecticut guard/forward Napheesa Collier during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/02/web1_115139291-9a9a6eeabe334994ac4383bbfda7e7b5.jpgTulane guard Tene Thompson, left, tries to block Connecticut guard/forward Napheesa Collier during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer)

Connecticut guard/forward Katie Lou Samuelson (33) looks to the basket during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Tulane in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/02/web1_115139291-61a6c20a13dd49b584993c65622d9724.jpgConnecticut guard/forward Katie Lou Samuelson (33) looks to the basket during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Tulane in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer)