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Old 10-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default With Brittney Griner, Baylor No. 1 in women's preseason basketball poll

Brittney Griner and Baylor are picking up right where they finished last season - at No. 1.

The Lady Bears are ranked at the top of the preseason women's basketball poll by the Associated Press for the second straight year. Baylor had the No. 1 spot for the entire season last year en route to its second national championship and a 40-0 record...

Connecticut, Duke, Stanford and Maryland round out the first five...

Duke returns a talented inside-outside combination with center Elizabeth Williams and guard Chelsea Grey. Williams is still recovering from a stress fracture in her lower right leg -- she played through it during the NCAA tournament.

Stanford, like Connecticut has made it to the past five straight Final Fours, yet is still looking for its first national championship since 1992. The Cardinal are led by versatile forward Chiney Ogwumike.

Brenda Frese may have her deepest team at Maryland, although the Terrapins took a hit when sophomore point guard Brene Moseley tore her left anterior cruciate ligament in a scrimmage Sunday.

-- Associated Press
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