Marquette is Preseason No. 17 in AP Poll
Nov. 2, 2017
NEW YORK-- The Marquette University women's basketball team will begin the 2017-18 season with a preseason ranking of No. 17 in the AP Poll, released Thursday morning.
This is the first time since 2011 that the Golden Eagles are ranked in the AP Poll and they will begin the season ranked in both major women's basketball polls as the squad is also No. 19 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Connecticut is a unanimous preseason No. 1 pick with 800 points, followed by Texas (No. 2) and Baylor (No. 3). Notre Dame, an MU opponent on Dec. 20, is preseason No. 6, while Tennessee check in at No. 14 and Michigan No. 24. The Golden Eagles will face the Volunteers on Nov. 23 in Cancun and travel to the Wolverines Dec. 7. Fellow BIG EAST opponent DePaul is No. 25 in the preseason poll.
MU opens the 2017-18 slate at New Mexico on Monday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. Central time.
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