Despite a loss to top-ranked Stanford, South Carolina moved up two spots to No. 19 in The Associated Press womenís basketball poll.

Stanford, which defeated the Gamecocks, 53-49, last week in Columbia, remained No. 1 for the sixth straight week, matching the teamís longest run in the top spot.

The Cardinal had 24 first-place votes Monday, while Connecticut received 14. Baylor got the other two.

UConn will visit Stanford on Saturday, trying to snap the Cardinalís 82-game home winning streak. Stanford, which also beat Tennessee on the road last week, was No. 1 for six weeks in 1996.

The Gamecocks went 1-1 over the past week, beating South Carolina State, 65-45, on Friday.

Menís AP poll

Duke and Michigan remained the top two teams in The AP college basketball poll while Syracuse fell from third to ninth after its first loss.

The Blue Devils received all but two of the first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Michigan got the others.