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2004-05 preseason polls

The 2004-05 ESPN/USA Today and Associated Press Preseason Top 25 polls won't be released until early November. In the meantime, plenty of other publications are releasing their own top 25. A look at some of them (with preseason All-America teams listed below):

SLAM's top 10
1. LSU
2. Tennessee
3. Baylor
4. Georgia
5. Texas
6. Connecticut
7. Duke
8. Stanford
9. Rutgers
10. Notre Dame

Athlon Preseason All-American Teams
First Team
Seimone Augustus, 6-1, Jr., G, LSU
Shyra Ely, 6-2, Sr., F, Tennessee
Tiffany Jackson, 6-3, So., F, Texas
Janel McCarville, 6-2, Sr., C, Minnesota
Kendra Wecker, 5-11, Sr., F, Kansas State

Second Team
Sandora Irvin, 6-3, Sr., F, TCU
Cappie Pondexter, 5-9, Sr., G, Rutgers
Khara Smith, 6-2, Jr., F, DePaul
Barbara Turner, 6-0, Jr., G/F, UConn
Sophia Young, 6-1, Jr., F, Baylor

Lindy's Preseason All-America Teams
First Team
G Seimone Augustus, LSU, 6-1, Jr.
C Janel McCarville, Minnesota, 6-2, Sr.
F Khara Smith, DePaul, 6-2, Jr.
F Jacqueline Batteast, Notre Dame, 6-2, Sr.
F Kendra Wecker, Kansas State, 5-11, Sr.

Second Team
G Cappie Poindexter, Rutgers, 5-8, Sr.
G Tan White, Miss. State, 5-7, Sr.
F Kim Smith, Utah, 6-1, Jr.
F Shyra Ely, Tennessee, 6-2, Sr.
F Sophia Young, Baylor, 6-1, Jr.

Third Team
G Temeka Johnson, LSU, 5-3, Sr.
G Monique Currie, Duke, 6-0, Jr.
C Shawntinice Polk, Arizona, 6-5, Jr.
C Katie Feenstra, Liberty, 6-8, Sr.
F Tiffany Jackson, Texas, 6-3, So.