UConn hoping to capitalize on championships

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Campus celebrations are winding down after two nights of championship parties, yet the off-court excitement could be just beginning at the University of Connecticut.

With students, faculty and alumni beaming with pride following the men's and women's basketball team's national titles, the university administration is looking far beyond the Gampel Pavilion sports arena for a payoff.

The teams' accomplishments led national news and sports broadcasts and appeared on news or sports pages of newspapers across the world.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Connecticut40-0
2 Notre Dame37-1
3 Tennessee29-6
4 Louisville33-5
5 Baylor32-5
6 Stanford33-4
7 West Virginia30-5
8 South Carolina29-5
9 Duke28-7
10 Kentucky26-9
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Notre Dame37-1
2 Connecticut40-0
3 Stanford33-4
4 Duke28-7
5 Tennessee29-6
6 South Carolina29-5
7 Baylor32-5
8 Louisville33-5
9 Purdue22-9
10 Kentucky26-9
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