25 TEAMS TO WATCH
Defending NCAA champion Baylor was a unanimous pick to lead off our preseason top 25, as voted by ESPN.com's Mechelle Voepel, Graham Hays, Charlie Creme and Michelle Smith. The Lady Bears were also No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason rankings. Creme provided the analysis for each team below.
BYU, Green Bay, Iowa State, LSU, Ohio State, Rutgers, Texas and UCLA each received at least 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 25 points, second place 24 points, etc.