ESPN.com's top five at each position
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What's more difficult than finding a flaw in Maya Moore's game? Getting four people to agree on the top five players at each position in women's college basketball. But we crunched the numbers (over and over, as Mechelle Voepel details the process, which took some tinkering after learning North Carolina's Jessica Breland will likely redshirt). Defending champion UConn and Stanford each have three representatives, while Gonzaga, Ohio State and Xavier each put two players on the lists. The player listed first below was voted the top player at her position, as determined by a panel consisting of ESPN.com's Voepel, Graham Hays, Charlie Creme and Melanie Jackson. The other four honorees are listed alphabetically.
|Point guard||Shooting guard||Small forward||Power forward||Center|
Probably as quick with the ball as anyone in the women's college game.
-- Mechelle Voepel
Long overshadowed in ACC but was league's top '08-09 scorer.
-- Melanie Jackson
No player in college right now makes difficult things look easier.
-- Mechelle Voepel
Ready to re-establish herself as one of game's most versatile bigs.
-- Charlie Creme
One of a kind; seamlessly blends imposing size and intricate skill.
-- Graham Hays
The following players received at least one vote from our contributors: Angie Bjorklund, Tennessee; Allyssa DeHaan, Michigan State; Tyra Grant, Penn State; Rachele Fitz, Marist; JJ Hones, Stanford; Ashley Houts, Georgia; Glory Johnson, Tennessee; Allison Lacey, Iowa State; Jene Morris, San Diego State; Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford; Brittainey Raven, Texas; Angel Robinson, Georgia; Jenna Smith, Illinois; Helena Sverridottir, TCU; Kalee Whipple, Utah.
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Friday, Nov. 13• ESPN.com's Preseason All-America teams
• Moore is preseason player of year (again)
• Voepel: Baylor's Griner set for debut
• Voepel: Spartans ready to move on in Big Ten
Thursday, Nov. 12• Voepel: UConn's Charles all-business
• Hays: Greene fits holes, roles for Huskies
Wednesday, Nov. 11• Top five players at each position
• Voepel: A difficult decision
• Hays: Players to watch
• Voepel: OU shifts to guard-oriented attack
Tuesday, Nov. 10• Hays: Appel leads Stanford
• Voepel: Academics first for Ogwumike
• Hays: Mid-major top 10
Monday, Nov. 9• ESPN.com preseason top 10
• Voepel: Five questions
• Hays: Teams to watch