UCLA enters the Top 25; Baylor Unanimous No. 1

NEW YORK (Parlay Game) – UCLA won its first standings of the season thanks to a victory over the country's No. 2 team.

The Bruins participated in the women's basketball poll of the Associated Press Monday at number 25, after a 22-point hike to upset Oregon on Friday night. UCLA lost Sunday a tight game against the Oregon State.

The Ducks lost to rivals Beavers on Monday and fell to sixth place. Oregon State moved to ninth place.

Baylor collected the 28 first-place votes to remain No. 1 in the top 25. The Lady Bears won their ninth consecutive title in the Big 12 consecutive championship last week. They host Texas number 18 Monday night.

UConn, Louisville, Notre Dame and Mississippi State round out the top five teams in the Top 25. Parlay Game. Stanford, Maryland and N.C. State are the other three teams in the top 10.

South Dakota fell out of the league after losing their rival, South Dakota, rival of the Summit League this weekend. The Coyotes spent two weeks in the poll after being ranked for the first time in the history of school earlier this month.

UCLA has had a great run in the Top 25 in recent years, reaching fifth place last season. The Bruins lost stars Monique Billings and Jordin Canada at the graduation and the WNBA.

Here are some other little things from the top 25 of Parlay Game this week:

WILDCATS TOGETHER

Kentucky climbed five places to 11th. This is the Wildcats' best ranking since their ninth place on January 18, 2016. They were eliminated at the time. 13 South Carolina Thursday before beating LSU Sunday. Kentucky is currently in third place in the SEC.

Fourteen of the top 25 teams lost last week, including seven in unclassified schools. This often happens at conferences where teams know each other better.

THURSDAY THURSDAY

Thursday will see a trio of matches between the ranked teams. Number 3, Louisville, ranks 10th in the North American state; No. 19 Texas A & M visits 17th in Kentucky and 22nd in Florida, Syracuse.

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