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FSU Women's Basketball Ranked No. 14 In Preseason USA Today/ESPN Poll

By: FSU Sports Communications
By: FSU Sports Communications

Tallahassee, FL - The Florida State women’s basketball team is ranked No. 14 in the 2010-11 USA Today/ESPN Division I Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll, released Tuesday.

Defending national champion Connecticut leads the way at No. 1 followed by a tie at No. 2 for Baylor and Stanford, Tennessee at No. 4 and ACC foe Duke at No. 5.

Joining the Seminoles and Blue Devils in the top 25 is fellow ACC member North Carolina at No. 18.

The Seminoles are also ranked No. 18 in the preseason Associated Press poll that was released last week.

Florida State opens its season with a 6 p.m. contest against Alabama State on Nov. 12 at home. The Seminoles defeated Alabama-Huntsville, 122-58, in an exhibition game on Oct. 24.

Rank, School (record), Points, Final 2009-10 rank, First place votes

1 Connecticut (39-0) 765, 1, 27

2. (tie) Baylor (27-10) 724, 4, 2

2. (tie) Stanford (36-2) 724, 2, 1

4 Tennessee (32-3) 674, 8, 1

5 Duke (30-6) 619, 6

6 Xavier (30-4) 602, 5

7 Ohio State (31-5) 522, 15

8 Texas A&M (26-8) 512, 14

9 Oklahoma (27-11) 506, 3

10 Kentucky (28-8) 497, 9 (tie)

11 West Virginia (29-6) 454, 16

12 Notre Dame (29-6) 419, 11

13 Georgetown (26-7) 380, 17

14 Florida State (29-6) 298, 9 (tie)

15 UCLA (25-9) 283, 23

16 St. John‘s (25-7) 262, 18

17 Iowa State (25-8) 226, 13

18 North Carolina (19-12) 206, not ranked

19 Georgia (25-9) 196, 19

20 Texas (22-11) 182, 25 (tie)

21 Vanderbilt (23-11) 151, 24

22 Gonzaga (29-5) 106, 12

23 Nebraska (32-2) 95, 7

24 Michigan State (23-10) 91, not ranked

25 Iowa (20-14) 86 ,not ranked

Others receiving votes: TCU (22-9) 70; Maryland (21-13) 62; Wisconsin-Green Bay (28-5) 48; LSU (21-10) 46; Dayton (25-8) 38; DePaul (21-12) 33; Georgia Tech (23-10) 30; Virginia (21-10) 23; San Diego State (23-11) 22; Oklahoma State (24-11) 19; Hartford (27-5) 17; California (24-13) 16; James Madison (26-7) 10; Arkansas-Little Rock (27-7) 9; Auburn (15-16) 9; Mississippi State (21-13) 7; North Carolina State (20-14) 6; Temple (25-9) 5; Marist (26-8) 4; Rutgers (19-15) 4; Gardner-Webb (28-5) 3; Purdue (15-17) 3; Southern California (19-12) 3; Bowling Green (27-7) 2; Fresno State (27-7) 1; Liberty (27-6) 1; Louisville (14-18) 1; Michigan (21-14) 1; Princeton (26-3) 1; Western Kentucky (21-11)


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