One ballot for women's preseason Top 25

College basketball practice is underway. For the women it's been underway for a couple of weeks. For some seven teams, they'll be practicing in Spokane until late in March. That's four teams at the NCAA Tournament at Gonzaga March 19-22 and, I'm assuming something here, the survivor and three other teams at the Regional in the Arena March 26 & 28.

It's a complete crapshoot who might make it to Gonzaga (and I'll assume something here) to join the Bulldogs for the first two rounds. As for the Regional, the theory is it should be four of the Top - hoping to be Sweet - 16.

That's a round-about way to say Friday is my deadline for my ballot for the preseason AP Top 25, which will be formally released on Friday, Oct. 29. However, you can see my ballott below - along with my preseason All-American first team, which will be out the following Tuesday.

You can get this information quicker, along with other tidbits as I discover them, quicker through Twitter, SRtrim.

1. UConn

2. Stanford

3. Baylor

4. Tennessee

5. Xavier

6. Duke

7. Notre Dame

8. Ohio State

9. Texas A&M

10. Oklahoma

11. Kentucky

12. West Virgina

13. UCLA

14. Georgetown

15. St. John's

16. Texas

17. Vanderbilt

18. Florida State

19. North Carolina

20. Gonzaga

21. TCU

22. Dayton

23. Michigan State

24. Georgia

25. Nebraska


Preseason All-American team

F - Maya Moore, sr., UConn

F - Nnemkadi Ogwumike, jr., Stanford

C - Brittney Griner, soph., Baylor

G - Courtney Vandersloot, sr., Gonzaga

G - Danielle Robinson, sr., Oklahoma

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