Seven Women's Basketball Teams Land in National Polls

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Seven BIG EAST Conference women's basketball teams captured spots in both the Associated Press and the ESPN/USA Today Coachespolls after the third week of play.
 
Connecticut jumped to No. 2 in both polls and received two first-place votes in the ESPN/USA Today Poll.  The Huskies have opened the season 3-0, including an impressive 68-58 win over No. 5/5 Stanford on Nov. 21. 
 
Notre Dame ranks fourth in the AP Poll and third in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll.  The Fighting Irish have opened the season with a 3-1 record, losing only to No.1 Baylor on Nov. 20 in the championship game of the Preseason WNIT Tournament. 
 
Louisville dropped to No. 11 in the AP Poll and fell three spots to No. 12 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll.  The Cardinals suffered a 76-58 defeat at the hands of defending national champion, No. 6/6 Texas A&M, but rebounded with three straight victories over Eastern Kentucky, RV/NR Xavier and Austin Peay.
 
Rutgers comes in at No. 13 in both polls after a 3-0 start.  The Scarlet Knights opened the season with a close 73-70 victory over California, but have beaten Boston College and La Salle by 16 and 13, respectively, since. 
 
Georgetown dropped to No. 21 in both polls after falling to a pair of ranked teams on the road, No. 10/11 Maryland and No. 20/21 LSU.
 
DePaul rounds out the top-25 in the polls, coming in at No. 23 in the AP Poll and No. 20 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll.
 
Syracuse, St. John's and Villanova are all receiving votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll.
 
To view the polls in their entirety, please visit the BIG EAST women's basketball national poll page.