South Carolina beat two more ranked opponents to strengthen its grip on the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. The Gamecocks topped then-No. 13 LSU and No. 21 Kentucky this past week to raise their record to 8-0 against Top 25 teams this season. South Carolina remained the No. 1 team Monday, garnering 26 of the 30 first-place votes from a national media panel. Stanford and Louisville were the next two teams in the poll. The Cardinals received the other four No. 1 votes. N.C. State moved up to fourth while Tennessee was fifth. It’s the Lady Vols’ highest ranking since Nov. 23, 2015.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 9, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking

RecordPtsPrv
1. South Carolina (26)15-17451
2. Stanford11-37032
3. Louisville (4)13-16983
4. NC State14-26555
5. Tennessee15-16137
6. Indiana12-26066
7. Arizona11-15614
8. Maryland12-451110
9. Iowa St.14-148912
10. UConn7-347611
11. Michigan13-24558
12. LSU15-240313
13. Texas11-23949
14. Baylor10-336414
15. Georgia Tech11-332416
16. Duke11-227517
17. Georgia13-324315
18. BYU12-120318
19. Kentucky8-415621
20. Notre Dame11-314820
21. North Carolina14-114719
22. Colorado13-0118-
23. Oklahoma13-210923
24. South Florida11-49224
25. Kansas St13-283-

Others receiving votes: Florida Gulf Coast 52, Iowa 38, Ohio St. 31, Missouri St. 15, DePaul 12, Missouri 12, Nebraska 10, Mississippi 6, Virginia Tech 3.