The Colorado women's basketball team climb three spots in the latest Associated Press poll released Monday, rising to No. 18 after improving to 8-0 with a dominant 85-56 win over Idaho State last Saturday.

CU is off to it's best start since the 2013-14 season when the Buffs began the season 9-0. Colorado entered the poll at No. 21 last week, the first time the team had been ranked since Jan. 6, 2014. They have also surpassed their win total from last season, when they went 7-23.

The Buffs next take the court Thursday, when they host in-state rival Colorado State at 7 p.m.

UConn reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the latest poll, edging Notre Dame by two points. The rivals will face each other on Wednesday in South Bend, Ind.

Both teams are undefeated and the Huskies are coming off a week where they beat Top 25 teams DePaul and Texas. UConn has four victories over Top 25 opponents while Notre Dame has one.

The Huskies (7-0) had been second in the poll behind the Irish (8-0) for the first few weeks of the season. UConn garnered 18 first place votes from the 33-member national media panel while the Irish received the other 15. The Huskies' ascension to No. 1 was bolstered with then-No. 3 South Carolina losing to Duke on Sunday.

It's the first time since 2005 that a team lost its No. 1 ranking without losing a game.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.



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