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The Iowa women's basketball team dropped four spots in the AP Top 25 after losing both of their road games.

The Hawkeyes (21-6) dropped to No. 17, behind No. 16 Duke but ahead of No. 18 Chattanooga, after losing to Minnesota and Ohio State last week.

UConn remains atop the poll for another week after cruising to two easy wins.

The Huskies routed Houston and Tulsa and are winning its American Athletic conference games by an average of 49 points. They visit Tulane on Monday night.

South Carolina, Baylor, Notre Dame and Maryland round out the first five. The Gamecocks host No. 6 Tennessee in a key conference matchup on Monday night. The Irish play No. 8 Louisville.

Oregon State is seventh with Florida State ninth. There were no changes in the first nine teams.

Arizona State moves back into 10th after beating UCLA and Southern Cal.

California enters the poll at No. 24 after splitting two games with Stanford this past week. Northwestern comes in at No. 25, marking the first time since 1996 that the Wildcats are ranked.

Nebraska and James Madison fell out.

The full ranking:

1. UConn (26-1)

2. South Carolina (25-1)

3. Baylor (26-1)

4. Notre Dame (25-2)

5. Maryland (24-2)

6. Tennessee (23-3)

7. Oregon State (25-2)

8. Louisville (23-3)

9. Florida State (25-3)

10. Arizona State (24-4)

11. Mississippi State (25-4)

12. Texas A&M (22-6)

13. Kentucky (19-7)

14. Princeton (25-0)

15. North Carolina (22-6)

16. Duke (19-8)

17. Iowa (21-6)

18. Chattanooga (24-3)

19. Stanford (20-8)

20. Rutgers (20-7)

21. Florida Gulf Coast (25-2)

22. George Washington (24-3)

23. Syracuse (20-8)

24. California (21-7)

25. Northwestern (21-6)

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