Stanford dropped one spot to No. 6 in The Associated Press' women's basketball poll Monday, one day after the Cardinal's 67-55 home loss to Cal, which remained No. 7.
The loss ended Stanford's conference winning streak at 81 games, but it was mitigated by the Cardinal's 62-53 victory at Cal on Tuesday.
Kentucky took over the No. 5 spot, marking the Wildcats' best ranking in nearly 30 years.
The top four remained intact with Baylor at No. 1, followed by Notre Dame, Connecticut and Duke.
Saint Mary's: Junior guard Jackie Nared was named West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week after totaling 17 points and nine rebounds in a 54-51 victory over Gonzaga.
San Jose State: Freshman forward Emily Schill was named Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week after getting 36 points, 18 rebounds and six assists in a 103-80 victory over Utah State.
USC: Kevin O'Neill was fired as coach after going 48-65 over 3ï»¿1/2 seasons.
"We just didn't win enough last year and this year. That's what this business is," O'Neill told The Associated Press by phone.
USC is 7-10 this season after going 6-26 last season.
Louisville 73, Connecticut 58: Russ Smith scored 23 points and the Cardinals (16-1, 4-0 Big East) celebrated their new No. 1 ranking by beating the Huskies (12-4, 2-2) in Hartford, Conn.
The only other time Louisville was ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 was the final poll of 2008-09.
Kansas 61, Baylor 44: Ben McLemore scored 17 points before leaving in the final minutes with a right-ankle injury, and the fourth-ranked Jayhawks (15-1, 3-0 Big 12) rolled past the Bears (11-5, 3-1) in Lawrence, Kan.
Florida: Forward Casey Prather will be out 10 to 14 days because of a high-ankle sprain.
Wyoming: Guard Luke Martinez, who is averaging 14.5 points per game, has been suspended indefinitely by the team after getting in a bar fight.
Iowa State: Prosecutors in Story County have dropped a sexual abuse charge against reserve point guard Bubu Palo, possibly paving the way for him to rejoin the Cyclones.