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    Women's Basketball Unanimous No. 1 in Associated Press Preseason Poll

    UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM UConn has been ranked No. 1 for a total of 126 weeks in the program's history, the most of any team nationally.
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    UConn has been ranked No. 1 for a total of 126 weeks in the program's history, the most of any team nationally.
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    Oct. 30, 2009

    STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's basketball team will open the season as the nation's No. 1 team for the seventh time in the program's history, according to the 2009-10 Associated Press Preseason Poll, which was released Friday evening.

    The Huskies were a unanimous choice, as they received all 40 first place votes for a total of 1,000 points. Connecticut was followed by Stanford, Ohio State, Notre Dame and North Carolina.

    UConn has gone on to capture the NCAA National Championship in three of the previous six seasons in which it opened the season ranked No. 1, most recently in 2009. The Huskies have gone on to qualify for the NCAA Final Four in each of the previous six seasons they have begun as the nation's top-ranked squad.

    The Huskies posted a perfect 39-0 mark in 2008-09 en route to the program's sixth NCAA National Title. Connecticut became the first team in NCAA history (men's or women's) to go undefeated and win each of its games by a minimum of 10 points.

    UConn has been ranked No. 1 for a total of 126 weeks in the program's history, the most of any team nationally.

     

    2009-10 Associated Press Preseason Women's Basketball Poll

    1. UConn (40), 39-0, 1,000, 1

     

    2. Stanford, 33-5, 951, 2

     

    3 Ohio St., 29-6, 862, 10

     

    4. Notre Dame, 22-9, 799, 23

     

    5. North Carolina, 28-7, 798, 11

     

    6. Duke, 27-6, 772, 6

     

    7. Baylor, 29-6, 744, 5

     

    8. Tennessee, 22-11, 676, 18

     

    9. LSU, 19-11, 600 --

     

    10. Michigan St., 22-11, 521, --

     

    11. Xavier, 25-7, 492, 20

     

    12. Texas, 21-12, 487, 25

     

    13. Oklahoma, 32-5, 444, 4

     

    14. Virginia, 24-10, 394, 24

     

    15. Florida St., 26-8, 385, 12

     


     

     

    16. Arizona St., 26-9, 317, 19

     

    17. DePaul, 23-10, 301, --

     

    18. California, 27-7, 294, 13

     

    19. Georgia Tech, 22-10, 262, --

     

    20. Kansas, 22-14, 241, --

     

    21. Georgia, 18-14, 201, --

     

    22. Vanderbilt, 26-9, 165, 14

     

    23. Louisville, 34-5, 156, 7

     

    24. Middle Tennessee, 28-6, 143, --

     

    25. Rutgers, 21-13, 138, --

     

    Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 137, Maryland 114, Mississippi St. 110, San Diego St. 78, S. Dakota St. 70, Pittsburgh 48, Purdue 45, Kansas St. 33, Gonzaga 30, Marist 26, UCLA 26, Michigan 16, Iowa St. 14, Minnesota 14, Boston College 12, Louisiana Tech 11, Tulane 9, Bowling Green 8, Arkansas 7, TCU 7, Wis.-Green Bay 7, Auburn 6, Nebraska 6, Texas Tech 6, Southern Cal 5, Florida 3, Fresno St. 3, Oklahoma St. 3, Delaware 1, Florida Gulf Coast 1, Temple 1

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