The Lady Tigers (7-0) received 42 of the 44 first-place votes from the media organization to earn the program's first no. 1 ranking since begin ranked No. 1 for four weeks in 1978.
"It is so early in the year and we don't focus on it a whole lot," LSU head coach Pokey Chatman said. "It will not change how we prepare for Tuesday game with North Texas, but it is nice to be recognized."
LSU moved ahead of Tennessee which fell to fourth after a Thanksgiving Day loss to then No. 4 Texas.
Over the past two seasons LSU has accomplished many firsts, including the first No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and the first NCAA Final Four berth.
North Carolina is ranked second behind LSU, followed by Notre Dame, Tennessee, Stanford, Georgia and Texas is in at No. 7. UConn, Baylor and Duke round out the top 10.
The only other time LSU was ranked No. 1 was a 12-game stretch spanning four weeks from Jan. 18, 1978 to Feb. 14, 1978 in the AP poll.
The Lady Tigers put their No. 1 ranking to the test on Tuesday when they host North Texas at 7 p.m. CST in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Lady Tigers top the polls
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