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UConn tops American Athletic Conference preseason poll

Published on October 26, 2015


Image: The American Athletic Conference.

Image: The American Athletic Conference.

On the heels of its 10th NCAA Championship, Connecticut is the favorite in the race for the 2015-16 American Athletic Conference title.

UConn senior forward Breanna Stewart, the two-time Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award winner, was chosen unanimously as the American’s Preseason Player of the Year and was one of four UConn players chosen to the preseason all-conference teams.

USF, which reached the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2015 and was The American’s regular-season and tournament runner-up, was second in the preseason poll of the league’s 11 head coaches.

2015-16 American Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll
Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Pts.
1. UConn (10) * 100
2. USF (1) 91
3. Temple 76
4. East Carolina 75
5. Tulane 60
6. Tulsa 56
7. Memphis 50
8. SMU 29
9. UCF 28
10. Cincinnati 22
11. Houston 18

2015-16 American Athletic Conference Preseason Individual Honors

Preseason Player of the Year
Breanna Stewart, F, Sr., UConn *
Preseason All-Conference Teams
First Team
Moriah Jefferson, G, Sr., UConn
Breanna Stewart, F, Sr., UConn *
Morgan Tuck, F, Jr., UConn
Alisia Jenkins, F, Sr., USF
Courtney Williams, G, Sr., USF *
Second Team
Kia Nurse, G, So., UConn
Jada Payne, G/F, Sr., East Carolina
I’Tiana Taylor, F, Sr., East Carolina
Ariel Hearn, G, Sr., Memphis
Ashley Clark, G, Sr., Tulsa

*unanimous selection

This post is part of the thread: 2015-16 College Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.



  • linkster

    The "staff" should correct their "unanimous" comment. USF got one vote for first place. You guys should be ashamed. Can'y even get basic facts right?


      Coaches cannot vote for their own team, so Auriemma must've voted for USF. Every single coach except Auriemma voted for the Huskies to be No. 1.

  • hacksaw

    then what fool voted for courntey Williams over mojeff? LOL!

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