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Maya Moore is one of three Huskies on our All-America teams.
UConn was an easy pick at No. 1. Naming UConn sophomore Maya Moore ESPN.com's preseason player of the year and an All-American was equally simple. All-Americans | Player of the year

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Rutgers

Epiphanny Prince, ESPN.com's pick as the nation's top 2-guard, has plenty of help at Rutgers this season. In fact, with a star-studded freshman class, Rutgers might be better than ever. Graham Hays

Alex Fuller

Two-time defending champ Tennessee graduated all five starters. Rebuild … or reload? It's never smart to underestimate Pat Summitt. Mechelle Voepel
• Voepel: Freshman's Glory days under way

Christina Wirth

The SEC race is never wide open, no matter how different the Lady Vols might look. But will this be the year Christina Wirth and Vanderbilt emerge from the shadow of its in-state rival? Graham Hays

Geno Auriemma, Maya Moore

Look closely. Does UConn -- led by super sophomore Maya Moore -- remind you of anyone? The 2001-02 championship Huskies, maybe? Mechelle Voepel
• Voepel: Expect even more from Moore

UConn, Stanford, Rutgers

After Tennessee's two-year dominance, red, white and blue have taken over the top of ESPN.com's preseason Top 25. No. 1 UConn is followed by Stanford and Rutgers. Top 25
• Primer: Summitt, Paris nearing milestones

Rashanda McCants

Some familiar faces are gone. And they'll be missing the comforts of Carmichael. But Rashanda McCants and the Tar Heels are once again the ACC favorite as Sylvia Hatchell closes in on 800 wins. Story

Gail Goestenkors

Having returned Texas to the NCAA tournament after a two-year absence, Gail Goestenkors looks to continue to lift the Longhorns, who are tabbed to finish second in the Big 12. Story

Kayla Pedersen, Jayne Appel

Selection Monday? Months away. The 64-team field? Under construction. Games still to be played? Thousands. But Stanford, Maryland, Oklahoma and UConn are Charlie Creme's preseason 1-seeds. Bracketology

ESPN.com Experts' Take: Predicted league winners

League Charlie Creme Graham Hays Beth Mowins Mechelle Voepel
ACC Maryland Maryland Duke Duke
Big East UConn UConn UConn UConn
Big Ten Ohio St. Ohio St. Purdue Purdue
Big 12 Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Baylor
Pac-10 Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
SEC Tennessee Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Tennessee
Top Five Teams
Charlie Creme Graham Hays Beth Mowins Mechelle Voepel
1. UConn
2. Maryland
3. Oklahoma
4. Stanford
5. Rutgers
1. UConn
2. Stanford
3. Rutgers
4. Duke
5. California
1. UConn
2. Stanford
3. Duke
4. North Carolina
5. California
1. UConn
2. Stanford
3. Rutgers
4. Duke
5. Tennessee
ESPN.com's season preview
Monday ESPN.com's preseason Top 25
Voepel: UConn the easy preseason No. 1 pick
Expect more from UConn freshman Moore this season
Tuesday Voepel: What should we expect from Tennessee?
Voepel: Glory days under way for Tennessee freshman
Hays: Door open for the Commodores in the SEC?
Wednesday ESPN.com's top players at each position
Who is the nation's top point guard?
Hays: Prince, freshmen ready to lead Rutgers
Thursday Hays: Life goes on without Wiggins at Stanford
Creme: League-by-league breakdown
Mowins: Coleman helps carry Terps
Voepel: Can the Big Ten rebound?
Friday ESPN.com's preseason All-America teams
ESPN.com's preseason player of the year
Hays: Sleeper teams and up-and-coming players

Recruiting

HoopGurlz The early signing period opens Wednesday. But don't expect the usual suspects to come out on top. A lack of open scholarships at UConn and Tennessee has given other programs a leg up.

Primer | HoopGurlz 100 | Recruit tracker
• ESPN RISE FAB 50 high school rankings

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2008-09 TV Schedule

ESPN Tennessee will host Stanford on ESPN2 on Dec. 21 in a rematch of the 2008 national championship.

Including all 63 games of the NCAA tournament, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN360.com will air 148 games this season. Schedule

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