Baylor tops Associated Press preseason women’s basketball poll.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 5:32pm EDT

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Baylor tops the Associated Press preseason women’s basketball poll for the first time in program history. The Lady Bears, led by junior center Britteny Griner, started last year at No. 2 eventually taking the top spot for seven weeks.

"This is great recognition for our program and Baylor University," coach Kim Mulkey said in a statement. "Regardless of where you’re ranked at the beginning of the season it’s a positive for your university. We’ll embrace it but also keep in mind that it doesn’t win basketball games."

The rest of the poll (first-place votes in parentheses):

1. Baylor (33) 

2. Notre Dame (6) 

3. Tennessee 

4. UConn 

5. Stanford 

6. Texas A&M (1) 

7. Miami 

8. Duke 

9. Louisville 

10. Georgetown 

11. Maryland 

12. Penn St. 

13. Georgia 

14. Florida St. 

15. Oklahoma 

16. Rutgers 

17. Purdue 

18. Kentucky  

19. DePaul 

20. North Carolina 

21. LSU 

22. UCLA 

23. Southern Cal 

24. Texas 

25. St. John’s 

Others receiving votes: Ohio St. 118, Michigan St. 95, Gonzaga 57, Texas Tech 41, Green Bay 32, Iowa 20, California 19, Georgia Tech 17, Kansas St. 15, Iowa St. 12, Xavier 6, Dayton 4, Marist 4, Temple 4, Vanderbilt 4, Florida 2, Oral Roberts 2, Delaware 1, Marquette 1, Pittsburgh 1.

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