Notre Dame’s 12-year run in women’s AP Top 25 is over

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NEW YORK (AP) - Notre Dame’s 12-year run in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll is over.

The Irish fell out of the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, ending a streak of 234 consecutive weeks being ranked. It was the third longest active streak behind UConn (492) and Baylor (302).

Muffet McGraw’s team lost at home to Tennessee and Michigan State this week, marking the first time since 2008 the Irish dropped consecutive game in South Bend, Indiana.

While the Irish dropped out of the rankings, Oregon remained No. 1. The Ducks received 27 of the 29 first-place votes. Baylor was second, receiving the other two first-place votes, followed by Stanford, Connecticut and South Carolina. The Gamecocks moved up one spot, switching places with No. 6 Texas A&M. Oregon State, Louisville, Maryland and Mississippi State round out the top 10.

Gonzaga, Tennessee and West Virginia entered the poll this week in the bottom three places, with Arizona State and Texas also dropping out. The Longhorns had the seventh longest active streak (77).

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11/18/2019 1:02:38 PM (GMT -5:00)