Experts split on player of the year favorite

Updated: October 25, 2006, 10:05 AM ET
ESPN.com

A consensus for preseason No. 1? Easy. But ESPN.com experts all had different answers when it came to naming their preseason player of the year.

ESPN analyst Nancy Lieberman and ESPN.com's Graham Hays and Mechelle Voepel tackle those topics and more in their preseason picks for the 2006-07 season:

PRESEASON PICKS

VOEPEL

LIEBERMAN

HAYS
Player of the Year Courtney Paris
Courtney Paris
Oklahoma
Candace Parker
Candace Parker
Tennessee
Candice Wiggins
Candice Wiggins
Stanford
Rank the top three teams Maryland
1. Maryland
Tennessee
2. Tennessee
Stanford
3. Stanford
Maryland
1. Maryland
Oklahoma
2. Oklahoma
Stanford
3. Stanford
Maryland
1. Maryland
Stanford
2. Stanford
Oklahoma
3. Oklahoma
Predict the ACC finish Maryland
1. Maryland
Duke
2. Duke
UNC
3. North Carolina
Maryland
1. Maryland
UNC
2. North Carolina
Duke
3. Duke
Maryland
1. Maryland
UNC
2. North Carolina
Duke
3. Duke
Who wins the … Big East? UConn UConn UConn
… Big Ten? Purdue Ohio State Ohio State
… Big 12? Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma
… Pac-10? Stanford Stanford Stanford
… SEC? Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
Most anticipated game Maryland at Duke
Jan. 13, 2007
Tennessee at UConn
Jan. 6, 2007
Stanford at Tennessee
Nov. 24, 2006