November 11, 2002

Women's Basketball Garners Votes in Preseason Poll

Nov. 11, 2002

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The preseason women's basketball coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2001-02 record, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and final 2001-02 ranking. The USA TODAY/ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 40 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

Rank Team2001-02 Record Total Points2002 Rank
1. Duke (25) 31-4 976 4
2. Tennessee (8) 29-5 944 3
3. Connecticut (6) 39-0 804 1
4. LSU 18-12 786 22
5. Kansas State 26-8 773 10
6. Stanford 32-3 755 8
7. Texas Tech 20-12 735 12
8. Purdue 24-6 665 14
9. Georgia 19-11 630 NR
10. Vanderbilt (1) 30-7 598 5
11. Texas 22-10 551 13
12. Notre Dame 20-10 535 NR
13. North Carolina 26-9 457 11
14. Penn State 23-12 403 18
15. Louisiana Tech 25-5 329 19
16. Arkansas 20-12 322 NR
17. Minnesota 22-8 306 21
18. Colorado State 24-7 217 24
19. Oklahoma 32-4 200 2
20. TCU 24-7 181 25
21. Iowa State 24-9 172 16
22. Cincinnati 27-5 166 23
23. Old Dominion 28-6 161 7
24. Boston College 23-8 156 NR
25. George Washington 21-9 124 NR

Others receiving votes:

Colorado (24-10) 119; Mississippi State (19-12) 107; Virginia (17-13) 106; Tulane (24-11) 102; Oregon (21-13) 79; UC-Santa Barbara (26-6) 77; Washington (19-11) 74; South Carolina (25-7) 63; North Carolina State (14-15) 43; Clemson (17-12) 40; Florida (18-11) 32; Ohio State (14-15) 25; Southern California (16-14) 23; Houston (26-8) 22; Florida International (27-6) 21; New Mexico (22-9) 20; Baylor (27-6) 18; Liberty (23-8) 14; Brigham Young (24-9) 13; Rice (21-9) 13; Santa Clara (21-10) 7; Drake (25-8) 6; UNLV (23-8) 6; Virginia Tech (21-11) 6; Villanova (20-11) 5; Pepperdine (23-8) 4; Kent State (20-11) 2; Arizona State (25-9) 1; James Madison (16-12) 1; St. Peter's (25-5) 1; Wisconsin-Green Bay (24-7) 1.