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Gonzaga women remain at No. 21 in latest AP basketball poll

Chandler Smith (30) of Gonzaga chases down a ball to regain possession against Washington State University on Dec. 9, 2018 in the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)
Chandler Smith (30) of Gonzaga chases down a ball to regain possession against Washington State University on Dec. 9, 2018 in the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff and wire reports

A day after improving to 10-1, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team remained No. 21 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll on Monday.

The Zags knocked off Missouri State 70-67 on Sunday for their sixth straight win. Gonzaga returns home Thursday to face Idaho at 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, Baylor fell out of the top five for the first time in nearly a year after losing at Stanford.

The Bears dropped from third to sixth after losing 68-63 on Saturday to the then-No. 11 Cardinal. Stanford moved up to eighth.

Kim Mulkey’s team last was ranked outside the top five on Jan. 1, 2018, when Baylor was No. 6.

UConn and Notre Dame still are the top two teams in the country. The Huskies are the unanimous No. 1 team from the 31-member national media panel. They had the week off for exams. UConn plays its next four games on the road with stops at Oklahoma, No. 14 California, Baylor and Houston over the next few weeks.

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