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UConn tops 2013-14 Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll

Published on October 29, 2013


Women’s basketball coaches selected defending national champion Connecticut as the preseason favorite to win the upcoming season’s NCAA Division I title. Coaches on the USA Today voting panel tabbed Duke as number two, followed by Stanford, Tennessee and Louisville.

The full poll from USA Today:

RANK        TEAM
1 Connecticut Huskies
2 Duke Blue Devils
3 Stanford Cardinal
4 Tennessee Vols
5 Louisville Cardinals
6 Maryland Terrapins
7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
8 Kentucky Wildcats
9 California Golden Bears
10 Baylor Bears
11 North Carolina Tar Heels
12 Nebraska Cornhuskers
13 Texas A&M Aggies
14 Oklahoma Sooners
15 Penn State Lions
16 Dayton Flyers
17 LSU Tigers
18 Michigan State Spartans
19 Colorado Buffaloes
20 Iowa State Cyclones
21 South Carolina Gamecocks
22 Georgia Bulldogs
23 Purdue Boilermakers
24 Oklahoma State Cowgirls
25 UCLA Bruins

Others Receiving Votes: Vanderbilt 99; Gonzaga 68; DePaul 54; West Virginia 53; South Florida 37; Georgia Tech 34; Kansas 32; Florida State 18; Wisconsin-Green Bay 18; Marist 17; Rutgers 11; Creighton 10; Saint Marys 8; Syracuse 8; Toledo 6; Middle Tennessee 6; San Diego 4; Quinnipiac 4; Iowa 4; Delaware 2; Minnesota 2; Pacific 1; Florida 1; Brigham Young 1; Southern Methodist 1; St. Johns 1.

List of Voters: The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 32 head coaches a Division I institutions. All are members of the Women”s Basketball Coaches Association. The board for the 2013-14 season: Joan Bonvicini, Seattle University; Joanne Boyle, Virginia; Lynn Bria, Stetson; June Daugherty, Washington State; Kathy Delany-Smith, Harvard; Brooks Donald-Williams, McNeese State; Tonya Edwards, Alcorn State; Oties Epps, Evansville; Jose Fernandez, South Florida; Stephanie Gaitley, Fordham; Sue Guevara, Central Michigan; Joe Haigh, St. Francis (Pa.); Bonnie Henrickson, Kansas; Rick Insell, Middle Tennessee; Jeff Judkins, Brigham Young; Krista Kilburn-Steveskey, Hofstra; Andy Landers, Georgia; Kellie Lewis-Jay, Florida Atlantic; Kevin McMillan, Tennessee-Martin; Dave Magarity, Army; Suzy Merchant, Michigan State; Faith Mimnaugh, Cal Poly; Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick, North Carolina-Asheville; John Olenowski, Manhattan; Kathy Olivier, UNLV; Kate Peterson Abiad, Cleveland State; Jennifer Rizzotti, Hartford; Susan Robinson-Fruchtl, Providence; David Six, Hampton; Charlotte Smith, Elon; Jaime White, Northern Colorado; Amy Williams, South Dakota.


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