Four @ACCWBB Teams Land in Preseason AP Top 25

Four @ACCWBB Teams Land in Preseason AP Top 25

Friday November 1, 2013

 

Duke Ranks 2nd, Notre Dame 6th, Maryland 8th and North Carolina 12th

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Four Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball teams are ranked in the Associated Press Preseason Top 25, led by No. 2 Duke.

The Blue Devils, who were picked as the preseason ACC favorite in both the Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason Poll and the ACC Head Coaches Preseason Poll, amassed 860 points, behind only Connecticut – the preseason’s unanimous No. 1.

Notre Dame is ranked No. 6 in the AP poll, followed closely by Maryland at No. 8 and North Carolina at No. 12. ACC teams also receiving votes in the poll were Georgia Tech and Florida State.

The four ACC teams among the Top 25 is tied for second among all conferences with the Big 12 and the Big Ten, with the SEC posting a conference-best six teams in the Top 25. However, the ACC boasts the most teams in the Top 10 of the AP poll, with three.

The 2013-14 regular season tips off on Nov. 8-10, with all 15 teams in action.
 

2013-14 AP Preseason Top 25
1       Connecticut (36)       900
2       Duke       860
3       Stanford       799
4       Tennessee       752
5       Louisville       714
6       Notre Dame       705
7       Kentucky       678
8       Maryland       668
9       California       662
10       Baylor       569
11       Oklahoma       461
12       North Carolina       452
13       Penn State       392
14       Dayton       368
15       LSU       365
16       Texas A&M       363
17       Nebraska       340
18       Purdue       225
19       Colorado       205
20       Michigan State       177
21       Oklahoma State       144
22       South Carolina       143
23       Iowa State       126
24       Georgia       99
25       Gonzaga       81

Others receiving votes: West Virginia 77, UCLA 70, Vanderbilt 61, Green Bay 48, DePaul 44, Chattanooga 41, Georgia Tech 39, Creighton 21, Middle Tennessee 11, Missouri 10, Marist 10, Texas 7, Washington 6, Quinnipiac 2, Florida State 2, James Madison 1, South Florida 1, UT Martin 1