The Associated Press released its latest women’s basketball top 25 on Monday, and there was one very prominent absence.

The Lady Vols suffered their second loss in three games Sunday, a 57-56 defeat at last-place LSU that put their record at 16-11 for the season, 7-7 in Southeastern Conference play (the 11 losses is tied for the most in program history). Tennessee, which began the season ranked fourth in the country, is just 6-8 in its last 14 games and now is unranked for the first time since Feb. 16, 1985, a stunning development for a program that has eight national titles and was runner-up seven other times.

To put the streak in perspective:

— The longest AP poll streak for a men’s team is 155 weeks, held by UCLA from 1966 to 1976. Tennessee’s streak was 3 1/2 times longer than the Bruins’.

— The team with the longest women’s streak is now Connecticut at 428 consecutive weeks. According to the AP, it will take the Huskies approximately seven more years to match Tennessee’s streak.

— The Lady Vols’ fall from preseason No. 4 to unranked is tied for the biggest drop in AP top 25 history. Georgia did the same in the 1991-92 season, per the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

— The Lady Vols were ranked No. 1 103 times over the streak, ranked in the top five 407 times and in the top 10 506 times.

— Again via the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tennessee had been ranked in all but 15 AP women’s polls until Monday.

— Blockbuster video opened its first store after the Lady Vols started their streak — on Oct. 19, 1985 — and closed all but a handful of them well before the streak ended. (H/t to Mark Bergin of