UConn Achieves Unprecedented Milestone in Women’s Basketball Poll with 566 Consecutive Weeks
In a historic feat, the University of Connecticut (UConn) women’s basketball program has etched its name in the record books, securing a ranking in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for an unparalleled 566th consecutive week. Head coach Geno Auriemma, a stalwart figure in women’s college basketball, has overseen the evolution of the team over the past three decades.
The illustrious roster of players who have graced the UConn court, from Rebecca Lobo to Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, and Breanna Stewart, may have changed, but the standard of excellence set by the program has remained unwavering. This remarkable achievement, achieved by the current eighth-ranked Huskies, surpasses the previous record held by Tennessee, marking a significant milestone in the sport’s history.
Auriemma, reflecting on this accomplishment, acknowledged the transient nature of players and eras but emphasized the pride UConn takes in consistently occupying a top spot. He remarked, “Players come and go, and eras come and go, but what we’re most proud of is that at Connecticut, we expect being in that spot. That’s good and bad.”
Throughout their extraordinary 30-year run, the UConn Huskies have never fallen below the 18th spot, a ranking they held in the preseason poll for the 1993-94 season when this unprecedented streak commenced. This remarkable consistency underscores the program’s sustained excellence and enduring impact on women’s collegiate basketball.