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Arizona Tabbed No. 24 in Preseason Coaches Poll
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 11/04/2004
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TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona women’s basketball team is ranked No. 24 in the preseason USA Today/ESPN/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Coaches Poll released today. This marks the second year in a row that the Wildcats have been preseason ranked in the poll.

"I’m proud to be preseason ranked," Head Coach Joan Bonvicini said. "We’re looking forward to a great season."

The Wildcats host Baden Sports for a final exhibition game at 7 p.m. next Monday, Nov. 8. Arizona officially opens the season next Friday, Nov. 12, with a 7 p.m. game against Saint Mary’s in the first round of the Sportsview.tv Preseason WNIT.

The complete poll and Arizona’s history in the poll, are listed below.

 

2004-05 USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Preseason Coaches Poll

  Rank   School          Points               2003-04  03-04 Final
                         (first-place votes)  Record   Ranking
    1.   Tennessee       944 (15)             31-4     2
    2.   LSU             934 (10)             27-8     3
    3.   Texas           908 (9)              30-5     10
    4.   Connecticut     883 (6)              31-4     1
    5.   Georgia         782                  25-10    8
   6.    Duke            747                  30-4     5
   7.    Stanford        724                  27-7     7
   8.    Baylor          688                  26-9     11
 T-9.    Ohio State      555                  21-10    NR
 T-9.    Texas Tech      555                  25-8     17
  11.    Notre Dame      483                  21-11    20
  12.    North Carolina  472                  24-7     21
  13.    Vanderbilt      468                  26-8     13
  14.    Minnesota       425                  25-9     4
  15.    Purdue          420                  29-4     9
  16.    Michigan State  397                  22-9     NR
  17.    Rutgers         324                  21-12    NR
T-18.    Boston College  259                  27-7     14
T-18.    Kansas State    259                  25-6     15
  20.    DePaul          232                  23-7     25
  21.    Penn State      226                  28-6     6
  22.    Louisiana Tech  165                  29-3     12
  23.    Maryland        153                  18-13    NR
  24.    Arizona         147                  24-9     NR
  25.    Oklahoma        139                  24-9     18
Others receiving votes: UCLA 89, Utah 83, TCU 69, Villanova 52, Houston 45, Chattanooga 43, Southwest Missouri State 38, Old Dominion 34, 
Florida 32, UC Santa Barbara 32, Middle Tennessee 25, UNLV 23, Louisville 16, Colorado 15, Marquette 15, Virginia Tech 15, Montana 14, 
Temple 12, New Mexico 8, Auburn 7, Richmond 5, Liberty 4, Miami (Fla.) 4, Oregon 4, Virginia 4, Arizona State 3, Marshall 3, South 
Alabama 3, Wisconsin-Green Bay 3, Eastern Michigan 2, George Washington 2, Maine 2, Arkansas 1, Creighton 1, Idaho State 1, North Carolina
State 1, Western Kentucky 1.

 

Arizona’s History in the Preseason Coaches Poll

Year       Rank
1997-98    No. 15
1998-99    No. 21
1999-00    No. 24
2000-01    71 votes
2001-02    Not ranked/no votes
2002-03    Not ranked/no votes
2003-04    No. 22
2004-05    No. 24
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