Geno Auriemma's Huskies were the top-ranked team to end the 2013-2014 season (going undefeated and defending your national title will do that), and it wasn't a surprise that they began the 2014-15 season atop the polls.
That lasted a grand total of one game. Then they faced Stanford on Nov. 17, lost in overtime, and have been the nation's No. 2 team through the first two weeks of February. Then the No. 1 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks came to town on Feb. 9 ... and were promptly blown out of Gampel Pavilion, 87-62.
This week, the Associated Press again had the Huskies as the nation's best team. At 24-1 (13-0 in the AAC), UConn is one win away from its 22nd consecutive 25-win season. Barring one of the biggest upsets in sports history, the team should reach that milestone Tuesday night against Houston.
Meanwhile, South Carolina falls from No. 1 to No. 2, followed by Baylor, Notre Dame and Maryland. The rest of the Top 10 includes Tennessee, Oregon St., Louisville, Florida St. and Duke.