Dec. 31, 2012
EUGUENE, Ore. - The University of Connecticut women's basketball team was tabbed as the top-ranked team in the nation in the Associated Press Top 25 after downing then top-ranked Stanford on Saturday. The Huskies are now 11-0 and will face Oregon this afternoon at 3 p.m.
Saturday marked Stanford's first loss by more than 20 points at home since the 1986-87 season and the first time the Cardinal had scored less than 40 points since the 1983-84 campaign.
The Huskies improved to 14-3 all-time in No. 1 vs. No. 2 games, including 4-2 as the No. 2 ranked team.
The Huskies have now been ranked in the AP Poll for 355 consecutive weeks and hold a 295-13 all-time record when playing as the nation's No. 1 ranked team in the Associated Press Top 25. UConn has been ranked No. 1 for a record-total of 156 weeks which is the most of any program. The most recent run at No. 1 was the longest in the history of the AP Poll spanning 51 consecutive weeks.
The last time UConn earned the No. 1 ranking was the final AP Poll of the 2010-11 season.
Prior to the January 9, 2012 poll, the Huskies had been ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 every week since the final poll of the 2006-07 season, a span of voting 65 weeks. UConn has been ranked No. 1 in the final AP Poll ten times in its history (2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08, 2002-03, 2001-02, 2000-01, 1999-00, 1996-97, 1994-95).