'Horns, Lady Vols, Huskies picked No. 1

Updated: November 6, 2004, 1:23 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Coaches around the country are casting their votes for their respective conference races. Included below are some of the preseason conference polls released so far (with first-place votes in parentheses and total points; will update as more become available). For results on preseason all-league teams, click here.

PRESEASON POLLS
BIG 12 PAC-10 BIG TEN
1. Texas (11), 121 1. Stanford (8), 79 1. Ohio State
2. Baylor, 107 2. Arizona (1), 72 2. Michigan State
3. Kansas State (1), 99 3. UCLA (1), 68 3. Minnesota
4. Texas Tech, 92 4. Arizona State, 50 Media top three:
5. Oklahoma, 84 5. Oregon, 46 1. Purdue
6. Iowa State, 68 6. Washington, 42 2. Ohio State
7. Colorado, 59 7. USC, 38 3. Penn State
8. Missouri, 45 8. Cal, 24  
9. Nebraska, 43 9. Oregon State, 22  
10. Texas A&M, 35 10. Washington State, 9  
11. Kansas, 24    
12. Oklahoma State, 15    

PRESEASON POLLS, CONT.
SEC* BIG EAST MOUNTAIN WEST
1. Tennessee (9), 13 1. Connecticut (10), 120 1. UNLV (5), 134
2. LSU (2), 23 2. Notre Dame (2), 105 2. New Mexico (8), 131
3. Vanderbilt, 42 3. Boston College, 97 2. Utah (7), 131
4. Georgia, 47 4. Rutgers, 96 4. Colorado State, 92
5. Auburn, 66 5. Villanova, 86 5. BYU, 88
6. Florida, 70 6. West Virginia, 68 6. Wyoming, 65
7. Ole Miss, 80 7. Seton Hall, 58 7. San Diego State, 43
7. Mississippi State, 80 8. St. John's, 43 8. Air Force, 28
9. Alabama, 101 9. Syracuse, 42  
10. Arkansas, 101 10. Georgetown, 39  
11. Kentucky, 112 Pittsburgh, 27  
12. South Carolina, 123 12. Providence, 11  

PRESEASON POLLS, CONT.
HORIZON SUN BELT  
1. UW-Green Bay (24), 258 East Division  
2. UW-Milwaukee (1), 213 1. Middle Tennessee (10), 54  
3. Butler (1), 174 2. Western Kentucky (1), 41  
3. Detroit, 174 3. Arkansas State, 35  
5. Loyola, 167 4. Florida Int'l, 22  
6. Illinois-Chicago, 137 5. Ark.-Little Rock, 13  
7. Cleveland State, 114 West Division  
8. Wright State, 96 1. South Alabama (11), 66  
9. Youngstown State, 68 2. La.-Lafayette, 47  
  3. North Texas, 43  
  4. Denver, 39  
  5. New Mexico State, 23  
  6. New Orleans, 13  

Note: SEC balloting conducted by media members.

PRESEASON FIRST-TEAM ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS
(As selected by conference coaches)
(LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY CONFERENCE)

BIG EAST
Jacqueline Batteast*, Notre Dame, Sr., F
Jessalyn Deveny, Boston College, Sr., G
Yolanda Paige, West Virginia, Sr., G
Cappie Pondexter, Rutgers, Sr., G, Rutgers
Ann Strother, Connecticut, Jr., G
Liad Suez, Villanova, Jr., F
Barbara Turner*, Connecticut, Jr., F/G
(Due to a tie in voting, the first team consists of seven selections.)
  • Preseason Player of Year: Jacqueline Batteast, Notre Dame
  • Preseason Freshman of Year: Charde Houston, Connecticut

    BIG TEN
    Lindsay Bowen, Michigan State, jr., guard
    Jessica Davenport, Ohio State, so., SO, center
    Katie Gearlds, Purdue, so., guard
    Janel McCarville, Minnesota, sr.
    Tanisha Wright, Penn State, sr., guard
  • Preseason Player of Year: Janel McCarville, Minnesota

    BIG 12
    Kendra Wecker, Kansas State, F, 5-11, Sr.
    Tiffany Jackson, Texas, F, 6-3, So.
    Sophia Young, Baylor, F, 6-1, Jr.
    Heather Schreiber, Texas, F, 6-2, Sr.
    Jamie Carey, Texas, G, 5-6, Sr.
  • Preseason Player of Year: Kendra Wecker, Kansas State
  • Preseason Newcomers of Year: Daria Mieloszynska, Texas; Patrice Edwards, Texas Tech
  • Preseason Freshman of Year: Stephanie McGhee, Oklahoma

    HORIZON LEAGUE
    Abby Scharlow, UW-Green Bay, sr., guard, 5-8
    Nicole Soulis, UW-Green Bay, so., forward, 6-2
    Chrissy Dizon, UIC, sr., guard, 5-6
    Meskhenet Lands, Loyola, sr., guard, 5-9
    Tiffany Mor, UW-Green Bay, sr., forward, 6-1
  • Preseason Player of Year: Abby Scharlow, UW-Green Bay

    MOUNTAIN WEST
    Kim Smith, Utah, Jr., F
    RanDee Henry, UNLV, Sr., F/C
    Sherry McCracklin, UNLV, Sr., F/C
    Mandi Moore, New Mexico, Sr., G
    Ashley Elliott, Wyoming, Sr., G
  • Top Returning Player: Kim Smith, Utah
  • Top Newcomer: Mary Martha Abell, BYU, Fr., F

    PAC-10^
    Nikki Blue, UCLA, G, Jr., 5-8
    Shawntinice Polk, Arizona, C, Jr., 6-5
    Noelle Quinn, UCLA, G, So., 6-0
    Kelley Suminski, Stanford, G, Sr., 5-9
    Dee-Dee Wheeler, Arizona, G, Sr., 5-6

    SEC
    Natasha Brackett, Auburn, G, 5-9, Sr.
    Tashia Morehead, Florida, F, 5-11, Sr.
    Janese Hardrick, Georgia, G, 5-6, So.
    Seimone Augustus*, LSU, G, 6-1, Jr.
    Temeka Johnson*, LSU, G, 5-3, Sr.
    Armintie Price, Ole Miss, G, 5-9, So.
    Tan White*, Mississippi State, G, 5-7, Sr.
    Shyra Ely, Tennessee, F, 6-2, Sr.
    Carla Thomas, Vanderbilt, F, 6-3, So.
  • Preseason Player of Year: Seimone Augustus, LSU

    SUN BELT
    Patrice Holmes, Middle Tennessee, Sr., G
    Krystle Horton, Middle Tennessee, So., F
    Anna Petrakova, Louisiana-Lafayette, Sr., P
    Tiffany Porter-Talbert, Western Kentucky, Jr., G
    Whitney Woodard, South Alabama, So., F
  • Preseason Player of Year: Patrice Holmes, Middle Tennessee

    * Unanimous selection; ^ Pac-10 honors selected by league media
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