Baylor is No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll for the first time nearly six years.
The Lady Bears (17-1) ascended to the top spot after then-No. 1 Notre Dame lost to unranked North Carolina on Sunday. Baylor, which received 24 of 28 first-place votes Monday from a national media panel, last was No. 1 in the final poll of the 2012-13 season. The team was the top choice among voters for the final 11 weeks of that season.
The Fighting Irish fell to fifth, with UConn, Louisville and Oregon following Baylor.
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Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Stanford, Oregon State and Marquette rounded out the top 10. The Wolfpack are the only undefeated team left in Division I basketball.
BYU entered the poll at No. 25 while Missouri fell out. It's the Cougars first ranking since February 2012.