Stanford's women's basketball team is back where it started the season - at No. 4 in the Associated Press poll released Monday,
The Cardinal (11-1) held the No. 1 spot for six weeks before getting blown out at home by Connecticut 61-35 on Saturday, ending the Cardinal's 82-game home winning streak.
UConn assumed the top spot in this week's AP poll, but was not a unanimous selection, getting 67 of 70 first-place votes. Baylor, which moved past Stanford to No. 2 despite the earlier loss to the Cardinal, got the three other first-place votes.
Unbeaten Duke is No. 3, just five voting points ahead of Stanford.
Perhaps the most significant aspect of this week's AP poll is that Stanford is just three spots ahead of archrival Cal, which is No. 7 this week for its highest ranking of the season.
The Cardinal faces Cal in back-to-back games Jan. 8 and 13, but first the Cardinal must face unbeaten Colorado, which is up to No. 20 in this week's rankings. Stanford opens its Pac-12 on Friday on the Buffaloes' high-altitude homecourt, where Colorado beat then-No. 8 Louisville less than three weeks ago. Colorado is the only unbeaten team in the Pac-12.