Women's Basketball Ranked Nationally in Preseason Polls
Nov. 5, 2003
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia women’s basketball team is nationally ranked in several preseason polls.
The Cavaliers, which return all five starters this season, are ranked as high as No. 15 by Athlon Sports. UVa is also ranked No. 20 by Lindy’s Sports Annuals and No. 24 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll.
The Cavaliers, which finished last season at 17-14 with a 20th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, open the 2003-04 campaign at home with UNC Greensboro on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Fans can get a preview of the 2004 Cavaliers as the team will play a home exhibition contest against the Premier Players on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at University Hall.
1. Connecticut2. Duke3. Kansas State4. Stanford5. Texas6. Penn State7. Louisiana State8. Texas Tech9. Tennessee10. North Carolina11. Purdue12. Louisiana Tech13. Notre Dame14. Georgia15. VIRGINIA16. Michigan State17. Ohio State18. DePaul19. Rutgers20. Utah21. Minnesota22. Texas Christian23. Arizona24. Virginia Tech25. Southwest Missouri State
Lindy’s Sports Annuals
1. Connecticut2. Duke3. Texas4. Tennessee5. Kansas State6. Louisiana State7. Purdue8. Texas Tech9. Stanford10. Penn State11. Minnesota12. Georgia13. North Carolina14. Louisiana Tech15. Utah16. UC Santa Barbara17. Arizona18. Notre Dame19. Vanderbilt20. VIRGINIA21. Texas Christian22. Oklahoma23. Rutgers24. Ohio State25. Washington
1. Connecticut (40) 1,0002. Duke 9323. Texas 8964. Tennessee 8835. Kansas State 8246. Texas Tech 7277. Stanford 6888. Penn State 6309. Purdue 62110. Louisiana State 60511. Georgia 55012. Louisiana Tech 50713. Minnesota 47214. North Carolina 46715. Ohio State 29116. Notre Dame 29117. Rutgers 27618. UC-Santa Barbara 27219. Utah 27120. Colorado 24121. Oklahoma 18422. Arizona 15323. Texas Christian 15024. VIRGINIA 13325. Auburn 109