UK Hoops Ranked No. 9 in Preseason AP Poll

Oct. 29, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. – After a record-breaking season which included an NCAA Elite Eight appearance, the most wins (28) in program history, a school-record 11 Southeastern Conference victories and the highest conference finish (second) in 28 years, the Kentucky women’s basketball team has been picked to start the 2010-11 season at No. 9 by The Associated Press.

It marks the highest preseason ranking by the AP since the Wildcats began the 1982-83 season at No. 8. Kentucky is one of four SEC teams to rank in the Top 25 with Tennessee (No. 4), Georgia (No. 19), and Vanderbilt (No. 24). Other Kentucky opponents in the AP poll are Duke (No. 6) and Notre Dame (No. 12).

Connecticut was ranked No. 1 followed by Baylor second, Stanford third, Tennessee fourth and Xavier fifth.

After a free exhibition game vs. Kentucky Wesleyan on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. ET, the Wildcats will begin regular-season play at home on Nov. 12 against Morehead State. The game will tip off at 11 a.m. ET in Memorial Coliseum as the nation’s first women’s basketball game of the season.

Season and single-game tickets for UK Hoops’ exciting 15-game home schedule are available for purchase by visiting the Joe Craft Center Ticket Office in person, calling 1-800-928-2287 or online at UKathletics.com.

The top 25 teams in the preseason 2010-11 The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2009-10 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and 2009-10 final ranking.
 
                                   Record    Pts      Pvs
1.Connecticut (39)          39-0      992       1
2. Baylor (1)                  27-10    934       14
3. Stanford                    36-2      922       2
4. Tennessee                 32-3      886       3
5. Xavier                        30-4      818       5
6. Duke                         30-6      802       6
7. Ohio St.                     31-5      759       8
8. Texas A&M                 26-8      664       9
9. Kentucky                    28-8      649       19
10. Oklahoma                27-11    595       12
11. West Virginia            29-6      579       10
12. Notre Dame              29-6      560       7
13. Georgetown              26-7      506       13
14. St. John's                 25-7      452       15
15. North Carolina           19-12    420       -
16. UCLA                       25-9      382       22
17. Texas                      22-11    274       17
18. Florida St.                 29-6      270       11
19. Georgia                    25-9      241       23
20. Iowa St.                    25-8     195       16
21. Maryland                   21-13   134       -
22. Iowa                         20-14   121       -
23. TCU                          22-9     117       -
24. Vanderbilt                 23-11    109       -
25. Michigan St.              23-10    105       24

Others receiving votes: LSU 75, Georgia Tech 73, Dayton 67, Gonzaga 64, DePaul 49, California 44, N.C. State 28, Bowling Green 22, Nebraska 19, Temple 15, Wis.-Green Bay 15, San Diego St. 8, Wisconsin 8, Southern Cal 7, James Madison 5, Rutgers 4, Ark.-Little Rock 3, Arizona St. 2, Pittsburgh 2, Kansas 1, Miami 1, Penn St. 1, Tulane 1.