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Huskers Ranked No. 18 in AP Preseason Poll
Senior point guard Lindsey Moore leads the Huskers.
Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
10/27/2012
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Lincoln - The Nebraska women's basketball team opens the 2012-13 season ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press Preseason Poll released on Oct. 27. It marks the 15th consecutive week the Huskers have been ranked in the AP Poll.

Nebraska, which is coming off a 24-9 campaign in 2011-12, returns four starters and 10 letterwinners from last season's team that went 10-6 in the Big Ten.

Wade Watch List honorees Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore lead the Huskers, along with returning sophomore starters Emily Cady and Hailie Sample.

The Huskers open exhibition play against Pittsburg State in their final season at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Monday, Oct. 29, at 7:05 p.m. The game will be the first by a Big Ten team in 2012-13. The Gorillas advanced to the 2012 NCAA Division II Elite Eight and finished with a 27-6 record. For tickets, visit Huskers.com or call 800-8-BIG-RED. Tickets are also available at the door.

2012-13 Associated Press Preseason Poll

The top 25 teams in the Associated Press preseason women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2011-12 final records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and 2011-12 final ranking:

Team (1st) - 2011-12 Record - Pts - (Final 2011-12 Ranking)
1. Baylor (40) - 40-0 - 1,000 - (1st)
2. Connecticut - 33-5 - 951 - (3rd)
3. Duke - 27-6 - 909 - (6th)
4. Stanford - 35-2 - 854 - (2nd)
5. Maryland - 31-5 - 827 - (5th)
6. Kentucky - 28-7 - 767 - (12th)
7. Notre Dame - 35-4 - 754 - (4th)
8. Penn State - 26-7 - 676 - (11th)
9. Louisville - 23-10 - 657 - (19th)
10. Georgia - 22-9 - 599 - (20th)
11. Delaware - 31-2 - 545 - (7th)
12. Oklahoma - 21-13 - 476 - (NR)
13. California - 25-10 - 428 - (NR)
14. St. John's - 24-10 - 422 - (14th)
15. Texas A&M - 24-11 - 370 - (22th)
16. Vanderbilt - 23-10 - 361 - (NR)
17. West Virginia - 24-10 - 335 - (NR)
18. Nebraska - 24-9 - 297 - (17th)
19. Ohio State - 25-7 - 273 - (16th)

20. Tennessee - 27-9 - 256 - (9th)
21. Purdue - 25-9 - 223 - (13th)
22. Georgia Tech - 26-9 - 140 (15th)
23. Oklahoma State - 22-12 - 139 - (NR)
24. Miami - 26-6 - 110 - (8th)
25. DePaul - 23-11 - 104 - (NR)

Others receiving votes: Kansas 90, Middle Tennessee 70, Green Bay 57, Texas 52, Iowa State 51, San Diego State 48, Rutgers 41, Georgetown 24, LSU 14, UCLA 14, Florida State 12, North Carolina 12, Virginia 12, Michigan 9, Iowa 6, Princeton 4, UTEP 3, Fresno State 2, Michigan State 2, South Carolina 2, Creighton 1, Southern Cal 1.

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