In the latest Associated Press rankings, the Lady Lions dropped to No. 9 from a No. 8 preseason ranking after beating Howard, 72-62, in their season-opener on Sunday. Louisville jumped them in the rankings after defeating then-No. 15 Texas A&M, 47-45 with a game-winning layup.
The drop in the rankings can be attributed to the team's struggles against Howard on Sunday, in addition to Louisville's victory.
Penn State's next opponent, Texas A&M, dropped to No. 16 from No. 15.
No. 20 St. John's and No. 17 Delaware saw the biggest drop in the rankings, each dropping six spots.