Lady Vols remain fifth in women's AP college basketball poll

(UNDATED) -- Baylor has strengthened its hold on No. 1.

The Lady Bears received 25 first-place votes Monday in the women's college basketball poll by The Associated Press. That's two more than last week when they became No. 1 for the first time.

Baylor beat Iowa State on Saturday. The Lady Bears play at Texas on Wednesday and host Oklahoma State on Saturday.

UConn remained second, losing two of its first-place votes to Baylor. The Huskies drew 12 top votes after beating Villanova and rallying past Notre Dame. Duke, Stanford and Tennessee complete the first five.

Miami entered at No. 22 for the first time this season. Wisconsin-Green Bay rejoined the rankings at No. 23.

St. John's and Texas dropped out.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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