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Top 25 at a glance

The ESPN/USA Today top 25 preseason women's basketball poll, with 2002-03 record and final ranking listed below team name. No. 1 Connecticut garnered all 40 first-place votes:

Others receiving votes: George Washington (25-7) 108; Boston College (22-9) 94; Villanova (28-6) 70; Virginia Tech (22-10) 64; Vanderbilt (22-10) 57; DePaul (22-10) 53; South Carolina (23-8) 48; Washington (22-8) 44; Mississippi State (24-8) 29; Arkansas (22-11) 28; Michigan State (17-11) 27; Cincinnati (23-8) 21; Liberty (26-4) 18; Old Dominion (20-11) 14; Creighton (24-9) 11; Houston (15-13) 11; New Mexico (24-9) 10; Western Kentucky (22-9) 10; Chattanooga (26-5) 9; Southwest Missouri State (18-13) 9; Clemson (14-15) 8; Wisconsin-Green Bay (28-4) 8; North Carolina-Wilmington (22-6) 7; Saint Joseph's (19-11) 7; Charlotte (21-9) 6; Colorado State (20-13) 6; Arizona State (16-14) 4; Pepperdine (22-8) 4; Xavier (20-10) 4; Iowa (17-15) 3; Florida State (17-13) 2; Oregon (12-16) 2; Toledo (20-10) 2; UCLA (18-11) 2; Brigham Young (19-12) 1; Holy Cross (24-8) 1; Middle Tennessee (18-12) 1; Montana (20-10) 1.

The USA TODAY/ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 40 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. The 2003-04 board: Jane Albright, Wichita State; Ceal Barry, Colorado; Candace Cage, Loyola (Md.); Royce Chadwick, Marshall; Tricia Cullop, Evansville; Joe Curl, Houston; Marnie Dacko, Massachusetts; Kathy Delaney-Smith, Harvard; Chancellor Dugan, Florida Atlantic; Bill Fennelly, Iowa State; Keith Freeman, Valparaiso; Bill Gibbons, Holy Cross; Kelly Graves, Gonzaga; Carey Green, Liberty; Cindy Griffin, Saint Joseph's; Sylvia Hatchell, North Carolina; Caren Horstmeyer, California; Cathy Inglese, Boston College; Joe Legerski, Wyoming; Felisha Legette-Jack, Hofstra; Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame; Rick Moody, Alabama; Cathy Parson, Howard; Rene Portland, Penn State; Robin Potera-Haskins, Montana State; Sandy Pugh, Southern; Rick Reeves, Southern Mississippi; Rae Rippetoe-Blair, Texas-San Antonio; Rhonda Rompola, Southern Methodist; Debbie Ryan, Virginia; Patricia Sacca-Fabbri, Quinnipiac; Lisa Stone, Wisconsin; Pat Summitt, Tennessee; Pam Tanner, Denver; Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona State; Mary Helen Walker, Loyola (Ill.); Annette Watts, Davidson; Bill Worrell, Tennessee Tech; Jennifer Young, California-Riverside; Sharon Versyp, Maine.

The first regular-season poll will be available the afternoon of Nov. 18.