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KU women ranked No. 20 in preseason AP poll

Jayhawks pick up first national ranking in nine seasons

Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson calls instructions during a group workout Wednesday in the new basketball practice facility. Henrickson has taken to posting team updates on Twitter.

Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson calls instructions during a group workout Wednesday in the new basketball practice facility. Henrickson has taken to posting team updates on Twitter.

October 30, 2009

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KU women ranked No. 20 in preseason AP poll

The Kansas women's basketball team is ranked No. 20 in the preseason Associated Press poll released Friday. Enlarge video

The Kansas women's basketball team is ranked No. 20 in the preseason Associated Press poll released Friday.

The Jayhawks last appeared in the national polls on Feb. 21, 2000.

"There's a nice buzz surrounding our program," Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson said in a release. "It's a tribute to the kids we have returning in our program and the way we played down the stretch last season."

The Jayhawks bring back four starters from last year's 22-14 team. The last time a KU team was ranked in the AP preseason poll was 1999.

The Jayhawks are one of four Big 12 teams ranked in the AP preseason poll, joining Baylor (seventh), Texas (12th) and Oklahoma (13th).

The complete poll is below.

Associated Press Preseason Top 25

  1. Connecticut (45)
  2. Stanford
  3. Ohio State
  4. Notre Dame
  5. North Carolina
  6. Duke
  7. Baylor
  8. Tennessee
  9. LSU
  10. Michigan State
  11. Xavier
  12. Texas
  13. Oklahoma
  14. Virginia
  15. Florida State
  16. Arizona State
  17. DePaul
  18. California
  19. Georgia Tech
  20. Kansas
  21. Georgia
  22. Vanderbilt
  23. Louisville
  24. Middle Tennessee State
  25. Rutgers

Comments

maxcrabb 5 years, 1 month ago

Last years NIT games where a lot of fun. Can't wait to see what they pull of this year!

sittinthefence 5 years, 1 month ago

Yipee! Looking forward to another year of improvement!

OutlawJHawk 5 years, 1 month ago

Vet...if you don't care, why post anything? Suggestion...try to stay off the computer at the VFW. Sounds like you might still be suffering from post traumatic stress syndome. Don't be a hater of our women athletes, a woman has yet to send an American into war. Check yourself back into the VA hospital, mental side, in Topeka and get yourself better. Myself and other balanced people will be at the game Sunday...

This ranking is awesome news. There are schools like UConn and Tennessee where women b-ball gets big-time fan support, but it all starts with winning. This ranking is the step I have been waiting for Bonnie's program to make. Go Jayhawks.

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