After the women's NCAA brackets were announced, some questioned whether the Big East should have received nine bids. A 9-0 record in the first round should silence any critics.
BYU and George Washington joined the AP Top 25 poll.
The Lady Vols led the AP poll for the fifth straight week after defeating two more ranked opponents -- the 101st time Tennessee has been No. 1.
Notre Dame, Boston College and Rutgers are hoping to end UConn's streak of 11 straight Big East titles.