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Nov. 8, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball schedule is ranked No. 2 nationally in the Preseason Strength of Schedule rankings, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced.

Tennessee is first, followed by Virginia. Defending ACC champion Duke is third, while Kansas is fourth.

The Cavaliers, who finished last season at 13-16, open the season against Arizona State at the Women’s Sports Foundation Classic on Nov. 11-12 in Baton Rouge, La. The four-team tournament also features host Louisiana State and Maine.

Virginia opens the 2004-05 home campaign with Delaware State on Nov. 23.

The strength of schedule is compiled by Richie Summerville for the WBCA. The basic formula is to sum last season’s Division I wins and losses of the teams appearing on the schedule of a given school. The RPI records are the source for these rankings. For the complete preseason rankings, visit the WBCa website at:


1.	Tennessee2. 	VIRGINIA3.	Duke4.	Kansas5.	Florida6.	Indiana7.	Louisiana State8.	Michigan9.	Auburn10.	Texas11.	Penn State12.	Virginia Tech13.	Purdue14.	Texas Tech15.	Oklahoma16.	Oklahoma State17.	Baylor18.	Mississippi State19.	Arkansas20.	Miami (Fla.)
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