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Seimone Augustus
Augustus gets our top preseason honor for the second straight year.
Isn't It Obvious?
The 2005-06 season will bring plenty of suspense. Later. But for now, Seimone Augustus is the obvious choice for ESPN.com's preseason player of the year and a spot on our All-America teams. Augustus | All-Americans
 
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Chat: Charlie Creme, noon ET Monday
ESPN.com's women's basketball bracket guru hits chat on Monday -- the same day he releases his preseason look at how Selection Monday's official field of 64 might look.

Voepel: Talent, intriguing matchups highlight Tip-Off
The Tip-off Classic has two teams from last year's Final Four, and two leading national player-of-the-year candidates in LSU's Seimone Augustus and Baylor's Sophia Young.

Voepel: Powers of Tenn.
Tennessee has plenty of talent to win it all this season. But no matter what happens, it seems a certainty that Tennessee will always be in the hunt.

Voepel: Next Volunteer
Tennessee freshman Candace Parker is a different type of player than Chamique Holdsclaw. But like 'Mique, Parker could, perhaps, be the defining player of her college years.

Experts' picks: Party of five
Who's the best point guard in the nation? The top center? ESPN.com's experts name the top five players per position.

Hays: Point break
UConn likely won't regain its perch atop the game until the Huskies find a point guard capable of leading them.

Fact or Fiction: Women's college hoops preview
Does Georgia have the nation's best backcourt? Augustus the greatest? Our experts debate.

Lieberman: Preseason all-freshman team
Candace Parker gets most of the attention. But these true freshmen will make immediate impacts this season.

Voepel: Who's got next?
Tennessee hasn't won since '98. UConn hasn't won in (gasp!) 19 months. Are we headed for a dynasty-free era?

Chat wrap: ESPN.com's Mechelle Voepel Insider
The ESPN.com columnist tackled questions about every conference, the best players in the nation and the WNBA when she chatted Monday.

Chat wrap: Duke's Gail Goestenkors, Monique Currie
The coach and star player from the No. 1 team in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 hit chat on Monday.

Chat wrap: Jessica Davenport
Ohio State's All-American center tackled SportsNation's questions about the upcoming season on Tuesday.

ESPN.com's Top 25 breakdown
With Megan Duffy leading the way, No. 16 Notre Dame will continue to challenge for the Big East crown, Peter Newmann writes.

Women's tournament has come a long way
With the 25th NCAA Tournament coming up in 2006, one AP writer recounts how the tourney has grown through the years.

2005-06 By the numbers
From 1 to 19,334 (OK, they skip a few in between), here's a look at the upcoming season and its notable numbers.

Parity makes anything possible in 2005-06
Baylor's NCAA title run showed that with the right combination of players, coaching and chemistry, anything is possible.


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EXPERT PICKS: WHO WILL REACH THE FINAL FOUR?
Lieberman
Lieberman
Voepel
Voepel
Mowins
Mowins
Creme
Creme
Duke

Tennessee

UNC

OSU

Duke

Tennessee

LSU

Texas

Duke

Tennessee

Rutgers

Connecticut

Duke

Tennessee

Rutgers

Georgia

WHO WILL WIN THE BIG EAST?
Rutgers

Rutgers

Connecticut

Connecticut

WHO WILL WIN THE BIG 12?
Texas Tech

Texas

Baylor

Texas Tech

Complete ESPN.com expert predictions
CONFERENCE PREVIEWS
ACCACC
By Beth
Mowins
Big TenBig Ten
By Nancy
Lieberman
Big EastBig East
By Beth
Mowins
SECSEC
By Nancy
Lieberman
Pac-10Pac-10
By Melanie
Jackson
Big 12Big 12
By AP
Voepel's take
SPORTSNATION
All-Americans Vote for your top five players
ListRanker Rank your preseason top 25
Pick the winners Pick the conference champs
Mowins' top PGs Voepel's top 2-guards
Nikki Blue, UCLA Matee Ajavon, Rutgers
Megan Duffy, Notre Dame Lindsey Bowen, Michigan St.
Erin Grant, Texas Tech Shay Doron, Maryland
Ivory Latta, North Carolina Noelle Quinn, UCLA
Cappie Pondexter, Rutgers Armintie Price, Ole Miss

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