2020-21 women's college basketball preview: Preseason picks, rankings, complete coverage

Kentucky junior Rhyne Howard is one of this season's front-runners for national player of the year. Eddie Justice/UK Athletics

The 2020-21 women's college basketball season is scheduled to tip off Nov. 25. As the countdown continues, ESPN breaks down the national picture, the highest-profile leagues and the top stars around the country to get you ready for the season. The South Carolina Gamecocks, who topped the polls when last season came to an end, open 2020-21 at No. 1. The Baylor Lady Bears, who won the 2019 NCAA title, are the reigning national champions.

National rankings, predictions and other coverage

Conference previews and predictions

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