On a day that New Mexico joined the AP poll for the first time, Connecticut dropped to 11th after splitting two road games, ending a run of 199 straight appearances in the Top 10.
The last time the Huskies were ranked this low was the week of Jan. 25, 1994. They moved to ninth the following week and had been in the Top 10 in every poll since until Monday. UConn won five national championships along the way, including the last three.
Connecticut (5-2), which had been eighth, lost at Arizona State, 61-50, then beat Colorado State, 63-44, two days later. Not since the 1992-93 season had the Huskies lost twice in the first six games.
During its long stint in the Top 10, Connecticut spent 94 weeks at No. 1 and rarely was out of the top four.
LSU remained unanimous at No. 1, but Duke replaced Stanford at No. 2 and Baylor moved up to third, its highest ranking ever. Michigan State joined the Top 10 for the first time.