The Cougars also ranked in the top 10 in four statistical categories.
Stewart and Loyd received all 35 votes from a national media panel Tuesday, becoming the 10th and 11th players to be unanimous selections on the AP preseason NCAA women's basketball team.
The Columbia College men's basketball team won its season opener over Central Methodist on Monday night.
The Columbia College women's basketball team opens its season Tuesday against Central Christian College of the Bible under new head coach Jessica Keller.
The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide got a boost on its open date when rival Auburn beat Mississippi, the only team to top 'Bama this season. That means Saturday night's always hard-hitting game at No. 14 LSU's Tiger Stadium is the first since that loss where Alabama is in charge of its own fate.
A quartet of veterans including Wichita State's Fred VanVleet join Jahlil Okafor on the exclusive squad. Okafor earned MVP honors at last year's McDonald's All-American game and was widely considered the nation's top recruit.
With the help of an affordable $500 toy, Miami coaches and players are studying film like never before. The Hurricanes are using a drone with a camera attached to capture their practices, now studying footage gleaned from its unusual vantage points along with what's collected from more traditional places like sidelines and end zones.
The program is offered in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation and Mid-Missouri Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
The Columbia College volleyball team won its 11th consecutive match with a sweep of Lyon College.
Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor combined for 389 yards rushing and four touchdowns and Florida upset ninth-ranked Georgia 38-20 Saturday.
The Stephens College volleyball team lost its second consecutive conference match as the Stars lost in five sets against Williams Baptist College.
Cassanova McKinzy recovered a fumble in the end zone to preserve No. 4 Auburn's 35-31 victory over No. 7 Mississippi on Saturday night in what amounted to the first College Football Playoff knockout game.
The Stephens College basketball fell to Kansas Wesleyan University 122-42 in the Stars' season opener Saturday.
The win marked the Cougars' (30-4, 8-2 American Midwest Conference) 10th straight victory.
Florida State overcame three early turnovers and a 21-0 deficit for its 24th straight victory to maintain its national championship hopes on the road against Louisville.
The Wildcats added four prized recruits to a squad that lost 60-54 to Connecticut in the NCAA championship. They begin the season with high expectations for a ninth national title.
Last season, the Gators won a program-best 30 consecutive games, became the first team to go 18-0 in the SEC's regular season, swept the league tournament and earned the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament.
Columbia gave up three goals before halftime in the 4-0 defeat to No. 9 Grand View University.
Stephens College finishes the season 0-11 in conference play by falling to Park University, 9-0.
Columbia College outside hitter Brooke Simpson registered double-doubles in all five matches from Oct. 20 to 26.