Five ACC Teams Land in Preseason AP Top 25

 

Notre Dame ranks 3rd, Duke 7th, Louisville 12th, North Carolina 13th, Syracuse 24th

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Five Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball teams are ranked in the Associated Press Preseason Top 25, led by No. 3 Notre Dame.

The Fighting Irish, who were picked as the preseason ACC favorite in both the Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason Poll and the ACC Head Coaches Preseason Poll, amassed 798 points, behind only Connecticut and South Carolina – who are ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.

Duke is ranked No. 7 in the AP poll, followed by Louisville at No. 12, North Carolina at No. 13 and Syracuse at No. 24 (tied with Rutgers). ACC teams also receiving votes in the poll were Florida State and NC State. The five ACC teams in the Top 25 are tied for the lead with the Big Ten among all conferences. 

The 2014-15 regular season tips off Nov. 14-16, with all 15 teams in action.

2014-15 AP Preseason Top 25
1              Connecticut (35) 875
2              South Carolina     824
3             Notre Dame        798
4              Tennessee             749
5              Texas A&M           702
6              Stanford              645
7             Duke                     577
8              Baylor                    573
9              Texas                     532        
10           Maryland              531
11           Kentucky               522
12           Louisville             505
13           North Carolina   504
14           Michigan State     433
15           California              423
16           Nebraska               314        
17           West Virginia       306
18           DePaul                   301
19           Iowa                       236
20           Oregon State         183
21           Oklahoma State   158
22           Dayton                   95
23           UCLA                      86
24           Rutgers                  65
24           Syracuse              65

Others receiving votes: LSU 58, Purdue 45, Penn St. 43, Georgia 37, Gonzaga 28, NC State 24, Vanderbilt 23, Oklahoma 17, Arkansas 14, BYU 14, Mississippi St. 13, Florida St. 10, Minnesota 8, South Florida 8, St. John's 7, Oregon 5, Green Bay 4, W. Kentucky 4, Middle Tennessee 3, Iowa St. 2, Northwestern 2, Albany (NY) 1, Arizona St. 1, Colorado St. 1, James Madison 1.