Experts' picks: Top players at each position

Updated: November 8, 2005, 8:17 PM ET
ESPN.com

Consider it yet another top 25 poll. Only this time, ESPN.com has put together a list of the top 25 players, or the top five players at each position. We grilled our panel -- columnist Mechelle Voepel, ESPN's Nancy Lieberman and Beth Mowins and ESPN.com contributor Melanie Jackson -- for the answers. They didn't always agree -- and picking a consensus favorite was difficult -- but majority ruled. Listed first is their selection for the best player per position, followed by the other four honorees, who are listed alphabetically.

POLL POSITION
PT. GUARDS 2-GUARDS WING FORWARD CENTER
Cappie
Pondexter

Rutgers
5-9, sr.

The best all-around because of her defense, distribution, savvy passing and shooting.
Armintie
Price

Mississippi
5-9, jr.

The first player in SEC history to lead league in both rebounding and steals in a season.
Seimone
Augustus

LSU
6-1, sr.

So smooth and fluid; her jumper is one of the best things to watch in women's hoops.
Sophia
Young

Baylor
6-1, sr.

The Final Four Most Outstanding Player didn't have even one bad game last season.
Jessica
Davenport

Ohio State
6-5, jr.

Great hands and great shot selection give her almost a double-
double.
Nikki
Blue

UCLA
5-8, sr.
Matee
Ajavon

Rutgers
5-8, so.
Monique
Currie

Duke
6-0, sr.
Candice
Dupree

Temple
6-2, sr.
Sylvia
Fowles

LSU
6-6, so.
Megan
Duffy

Notre Dame
5-7, sr.
Lindsey
Bowen

Michigan St.
5-7, sr.
Kim
Smith

Utah
6-1, sr.
Tiffany
Jackson

Texas
6-3, jr.
Tasha
Humphrey

Georgia
6-3, so.
Erin
Grant

Texas Tech
5-8, sr.
Shay
Doron

Maryland
5-9, jr.
Ann
Strother

Connecticut
6-3, sr.
Liz
Shimek

Michigan St.
6-1, sr.
Crystal
Langhorne

Maryland
6-2, so.
Ivory
Latta

UNC
5-6, jr.
Noelle
Quinn

UCLA
6-0, jr.
Candice
Wiggins

Stanford
5-11, so.
Khara
Smith

DePaul
6-2, sr.
Carla
Thomas

Vanderbilt
6-3, jr.