UConn No. 2 In First Associated Press Poll

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Defending champion Baylor, led by 6-foot-8 senior center and reigning national Player of the Year Brittney Griner, is the No. 1 team in women’s basketball, according to the Associated Press’ preseason poll.

The Lady Bears, 40-0 last season, received all 40 first-place votes. They return 90.4 percent of their scoring and 86.8 percent of their rebounding.

UConn is No. 2 in the poll with 951 points. Duke (909), Stanford (854) and Maryland (827) rounded out the Top 5. Baylor and UConn  meet at the XL Center Feb. 18.

There are five Big East teams in the poll. Notre Dame (No. 7) and Louisville (No. 9) join UConn in the Top 10. St. John’s (No. 14) and DePaul (No. 25) join them.

Here is the entire preseason AP Top 25 poll …

1. Baylor (40) 1,000

2. UConn 951

3. Duke 909

4. Stanford 854

5. Maryland 827

6. Kentucky 767

7. Notre Dame 754

8. Penn St. 676

9. Louisville 657

10. Georgia 599

11. Delaware 545

12. Oklahoma 476

13. California 428

14. St. John’s 422

15. Texas A&M 370

16. Vanderbilt 361

17. West Virginia 335

18. Nebraska 297

19. Ohio St. 273

20. Tennessee 256

21. Purdue 223

22. Georgia Tech 140

23. Oklahoma St. 139

24. Miami 110

25. DePaul 104

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4 thoughts on “UConn No. 2 In First Associated Press Poll

  1. Wordsworth

    The oligopoly of Baylor and the ideologically disposed have in their infinite wisdom and elipsis approach to making determinations about ranking appear hoary in nature.
    Uconn with their oligopolic and logorrhea prone coach deserves no better than two. I am sure he would say the pundocracy decision should mitigate the unconscionable. And probably charge those making the decisions of wearing scatological shirts. But to us who know him think that he treats them as bateau with their antediluvian ideas.

  2. Arnie of Newtown

    Wordsmith,the name of the game is “communication”. Best accomplished in plain language rather than in “fancy” which most people then have to resort to the dictionary to understand.

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