UConn Women Start Out at No. 4

If you haven't already done so, mark Dec. 18 on your calendar. That's the night Connecticut heads to Waco, Texas to play Baylor. The Associated Press women's basketball poll is out and Baylor was a heavy favorite as the No. 1 pick, followed by Notre Dame, Tennessee and ... No. 4 UConn. This marks the first time Baylor has been No. 1 in the preseason.

AP Preseason Women's College Basketball Poll (first place votes)

1 Baylor (33) 988

2 Notre Dame (6) 934

3 Tennessee 906

4 Connecticut 876

5 Stanford 852

6 Texas A&M (1) 772

7 Miami (FL) 750

8 Duke 705

9 Louisville 690

10 Georgetown 585

11 Maryland 569

12 Penn State 491

13 Georgia 432

14 Florida State 428

15 Oklahoma 344

16 Rutgers 283

17 Purdue 277

18 Kentucky 275

19 DePaul 263

20 North Carolina 261

21 LSU 228

22 UCLA 175

23 USC 158

24 Texas 152

25 St. John's 151

Others receiving votes: Ohio State 118, Michigan State 95, Gonzaga 57, Texas Tech 41, Green Bay 32, Iowa 20, California 19, Georgia Tech 17, Kansas State 15, Iowa State 12, Xavier 6, Dayton 4, Marist 4, Temple 4, Vanderbilt 4, Florida 2, Oral Roberts 2, Delaware 1, Marquette 1, Pittsburgh 1

Dropped from rankings: Xavier 5, Michigan State 12, Green Bay 13, Ohio State 18, Marist 19, Gonzaga 20, Georgia Tech 23, Marquette 24, Iowa 25


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