ESPN.com's preseason top 10


Two consecutive national titles. Seventy-eight straight victories. The reigning national player of the year. Defending champion Connecticut was an easy pick to lead off our preseason top 10. The Huskies -- also No. 1 in the ESPN/USA Today and Associated Press preseason rankings -- were the unanimous top dogs by ESPN.com's panel of contributors -- columnists Mechelle Voepel, Graham Hays and Charlie Creme and editor Melanie Jackson.

Notre Dame and West Virginia each received one vote.

* Refers to the highest and lowest votes a team received from ESPN.com's contributors; NR indicates the team was "not ranked" by at least one contributor. First-place votes were worth 10 points, second place nine points, etc.