Six BIG EAST Women's Basketball Teams Remain in National Polls

 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Six BIG EAST women's basketball teams captured spots in both the Associated Press and the USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls after the fifth week of play.


Connecticut held on to the No. 2 spot in both polls and received two first-place votes in the USA Today/ESPN poll.  The Huskies have opened the season 7-0, and will look to remain unbeaten when they host No. 8/7 Texas A&M on Tuesday night.


Notre Dame kept its position at No. 3 in both polls.  The Fighting Irish have opened the season with a 7-1 record, losing only at No. 1/1 Baylor on Nov. 20 in the championship game of the Preseason WNIT.  ND also secured a 56-54 victory over then-No. 7/6 Duke on Nov. 26. 


Rutgers jumped one spot in the USA Today/ESPN rankings to hold the No. 11 ranking in both polls.  The Scarlet Knights are coming off a 92-81 double-overtime heartbreaker at the hands of No. 9/9 Miami (Fla.), their first loss of the season.


Louisville dropped to No. 15 in the AP poll and No. 13 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' poll after falling victim to a 20-point deficit at No. 10/11 Kentucky.  The Cardinals will look to bounce back when they host Gardner-Webb on Dec. 10.


Georgetown moved up to No. 19 in the AP poll and remains at No. 20 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' poll.  DePaul hopped up two spots to come in at No. 20 in the AP poll and holds strong at No. 21 in the USA Today/Coaches' poll.


For the fifth week in a row, Syracuse is receiving votes in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' poll.


To view the polls in their entirety, please visit the BIG EAST women's basketball national poll page