2004-05 preseason polls

Updated: October 22, 2004, 1:33 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

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):

PRESEASON POLLS
ATHLON LINDY'S STREET & SMITH
1. Texas 1. Tennessee 1. Tennessee
2. Connecticut 2. LSU 2. LSU
3. LSU 3. Texas 3. Texas
4. Tennessee 4. Georgia 4. Georgia
5. Georgia 5. Connecticut 5. Connecticut
6. Stanford 6. Minnesota 6. Duke
7. North Carolina 7. Duke 7. Stanford
8. Ohio State 8. Baylor 8. Rutgers
9. Duke 9. Stanford 9. Texas Tech
10. Baylor 10. Vanderbilt 10. Baylor
11. Michigan State 11. Rutgers 11. Notre Dame
12. Maryland 12. Texas Tech 12. Michigan State
13. Vanderbilt 13. Ohio State 13. North Carolina
14. Texas Tech 14. Notre Dame 14. Purdue
15. Notre Dame 15. Boston College 15. Boston College
16. Purdue 16. Louisiana Tech 16. UT-Chattanooga
17. Kansas State 17. Oklahoma 17. Minnesota
18. Minnesota 18. North Carolina 18. Vanderbilt
19. Rutgers 19. Kansas State 19. Ohio State
20. DePaul 20. Arizona 20. Penn State
21. Penn State 21. Michigan State 21. Villanova
22. Boston College 22. UCLA 22. UNLV
23. UT-Chattanooga 23. Purdue 23. Oklahoma
24. SMS 24. DePaul 24. Utah
25. Middle Tenn. St. 25. Utah 25. UCLA

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.

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