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Tennessee edges LSU for No. 1; UConn 4th

11/4/2004

The ESPN/USA Today top 25 preseason women's basketball poll, with 2003-04 record and final ranking, followed by total points and first-place votes:

Others receiving votes (with '03-'04 record): UCLA (17-12) 89; Utah (24-7) 83; TCU (25-7) 69; Villanova (23-7) 52; Houston (28-4) 45; Chattanooga (29-3) 43; Southwest Missouri State (28-4) 38; Old Dominion (25-7) 34; Florida (19-11) 32; UC-Santa Barbara (27-7) 32; Middle Tennessee (24-8) 25; UNLV (25-7) 23; Louisville (20-10) 16; Colorado (22-8) 15; Marquette (22-10) 15; Virginia Tech (23-8) 15; Montana (27-5) 14; Temple (21-10) 12; New Mexico (22-8) 8; Auburn (22-9) 7; Richmond (23-9) 5; Liberty (25-7) 4; Miami (Fla.) (22-7) 4; Oregon (14-15) 4; Virginia (13-16) 4; Arizona State (17-12) 3; Marshall (18-12) 3; South Alabama (22-7) 3; Wisconsin-Green Bay (23-8) 3; Eastern Michigan (22-8) 2; George Washington (22-8) 2; Maine (25-7) 2; Arkansas (16-12) 1; Creighton (21-10) 1; Idaho State (19-9) 1; North Carolina State (17-15) 1; Western Kentucky (20-14) 1.

The USA TODAY/ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 40 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. The 2004-05 board: Mark Adams, UC-Irvine; Ceal Barry, Colorado; Candace Cage, Loyola (Md.); Royce Chadwick, Marshall; Bud Childers, Winthrop; Tricia Cullop, Evansville; Joe Curl, Houston; Kristy Curry, Purdue; Marnie Dacko, Massachusetts; Dave Dagostino, Jacksonville State; Samuel Dixon, Furman; Chancellor Dugan, Florida Atlantic; Jim Flanery, Creighton; Keith Freeman, Valparaiso; Kim Gervasoni, Nevada; Bill Gibbons, Holy Cross; Kelly Greenberg, Boston University; Cindy Griffin, Saint Joseph's; Sylvia Hatchell, North Carolina; Caren Horstmeyer, California; Cathy Inglese, Boston College; Michelle Jacoby, Saint Mary's; Patrick Knapp, Pennsylvania; Joe Legerski, Wyoming; Felisha Legette-Jack, Hofstra; Phyliss Mangina, Seton Hall; Terri Mitchell, Marquette; Rick Moody, Alabama; Kim Mulkey-Robertson, Baylor; Jon Newlee, Idaho State; Rae Rippetoe-Blair, Texas-San Antonio; Saudia Roundtree, North Carolina A&T; Debbie Ryan, Virginia; Tricia Sacca-Fabbri, Quinnipiac; Lisa Stone, Wisconsin; Pat Summitt, Tennessee; Pam Tanner, Denver; Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona State; Mary Helen Walker, Loyola (Ill.); Altherias Warmley, Alabama A&M. The WBCA prohibits schools on major NCAA or conference probation from receiving votes.