It's been an up-and-down season for Stanford already. A win over Tennessee carried the Cardinal to their highest spot in our rankings in one week -- but losses to USC and UCLA dropped the Cardinal just as quickly. They're not alone. Stanford is one of several teams making big moves in this week's rankings.
After a loss to Xavier, Georgia finds itself out of the top 10 for the first time this season. Other teams, however, made moves for the better. Cal climbed its way into the top 10 for the first time and after struggling early on, Duke is once again knocking on the door in a week that included quite a bit of movement.
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Conneticut Huskies (13-0)
With 82.7 points a game, Connecticut is more than doubling its opponents' offensive output as the Huskies are giving up 40.2 on the defensive end.
Next three: 01/09 vs. West Virginia; 01/12 at Louisville; 01/15 at Syracuse
Tennessee Lady Vols (12-1)
How'd the Lady Vols respond to their first loss of the season? By hammering their next two opponents, which happen to be in a couple of top 20 teams by the way. Tennessee took to the road again, knocking off DePaul and Notre Dame by a combined 58 points.
Next three: 01/10 vs. Auburn; 01/13 at South Carolina; 01/17 at Kentucky
North Carolina Tar Heels (14-1)
North Carolina's speed is tough for opponents to handle, and with five players averaging at least 10.5 points, the Tar Heels are doing a great job of spreading the ball around. It's a big reason why they've put together a five-game winning streak since a four-point loss at Tennessee.
Next three: 01/10 at Virginia Tech; 01/13 at North Carolina State; 01/17 vs. Boston College
Maryland Terrapins (14-1)
At 6-1, Marissa Coleman is not only one of the top perimeter threats, she's also one of the best rebounders the Terrapins have. She's second on the team with 8.2 rebounds a game, averages a 16.1 points and is one of four starters putting up double digits on offense.
Next three: 12/30 vs. Liberty; 1/5 vs. Georgia Tech; 1/10 at Virginia Tech
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (11-2)
Back from a stress fracture, Essence Carson came off the bench to notch 13 points and five rebounds in 26 minutes to help the Scarlet Knights top St. John's for their sixth straight win.
Next three: 01/08 at Marquette; 01/12 vs. Seton Hall; 01/15 at Georgetown
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