UConn Women Are College Basketball's Most Dominant Team

Samantha CookeCorrespondent IFebruary 1, 2010

WASHINGTON - APRIL 27:  Senior guard Renee Montgomery (3rd R) and members of the University of Connecticut women basketball team listen to U.S. President Barack Obama at the South Portico of the White House April 27, 2009 in Washington, DC. The team was the winner of the 2009 NCAA Division I Basketball Championship.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Alex Wong/Getty Images

The University of Connecticut women's basketball team has just won their 60th straight game. The Huskies are also ranked No. 1 for the 37th straight week.

This poses the question: Is the UConn women's team the most dominant basketball team in the country?

The answer is yes.

Please realize this does not mean the UConn Women can beat any men's team in the country, nor are they the best overall team (men's and women's) in the country.

They are simply the most dominant.

UConn has rolled to a 21-0 record thus far. Their closest game was a victory over then-No. 2 Stanford by 12 points. Their next closest game was a 19-point win against then-No. 12 Florida State on the road.

UConn has faced six ranked teams, winning by an average of 25.7 points.

They have also traveled for eight of their 21 games. This means they are crushing teams away from home as well as in the comforts of their own building.

The Huskies have scored an average of 83.9 points per game, with opponents scoring an average of 44.5 points per game, for an average margin of victory of 39.4 points.

UConn is clearly the best women's team in the country. They play so far above their opponents that it almost looks as though they are a WNBA team.

The best part of UConn is that they play as a team.

They have three players that average double digits in points per game. Their starters play about 25 minutes per game. There are four bench players that average 15-19 minutes per game.

The Huskies have so much depth, and this fact will help them continue to dominate throughout the rest of the season and into March Madness.

They have a relatively tough upcoming schedule. They face five more ranked teams in West Virginia, St. John's, and Georgetown at home. They then travel to Oklahoma and Notre Dame.

The Huskies also have five more away games and only four more home games. If they want to continue to dominate, they will have to prove it on the road.

Bottom line: The UConn women's basketball team is easily the most dominant team in the country. Losing to them by 12 is a small victory for an opponent.

There is no slowing down with this team. UConn will likely go undefeated the rest of the season and will probably win their second National Championship in a row.