Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Unanimous Preseason #1
For the 10th time in program history, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team will open its season as the top team in the nation after earning the unanimous No.1 ranking in the Associated Press poll, which was released on Thursday afternoon. They are also the unanimous selection as the top team by the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' poll. It marks the second consecutive year the Huskies have found themselves alone atop the preseason poll and third in the last five years. The other years in which UConn opened the season as the AP’s No. 1 team were 1995-96, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2013-14. UConn has been ranked No. 1 for a total of 179 weeks in the program's history, the most of any team nationally. In addition, it marks the seventh time the Huskies have been tabbed as the preseason favorite after winning a national championship the prior season.