MSU ranked 11th in preseason AP poll

Vic Schaefer and the Bulldogs finished last season ranked 12th in the AP poll. (Lee Adams/ Special to the Daily Journal)

Vic Schaefer and the Bulldogs finished last season ranked 12th in the AP poll. (Lee Adams/ Special to the Daily Journal)

Mississippi State will begin the season just outside the top 10.

The Bulldogs are ranked 11th in the women’s basketball preseason poll by the Associated Press. Vic Schaefer‘s squad was also picked 13th last Thursday in the USA Today coaches poll.

MSU received 465 points and is the third highest team from the Southeastern Conference trailing No. 2 South Carolina and No. 4 Tennessee. Connecticut sits atop the AP poll receiving 800 points.

Other SEC teams ranked in the top 25 are Texas A&M at No. 14 and Kentucky at No. 18. Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Missouri also received votes.

RANK TEAM 2014-15 RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 UConn (32) 38-1 800 1
2 South Carolina 34-3 758 3
3 Notre Dame 36-3 714 2
4 Tennessee 30-6 711 6
5 Baylor 33-4 672 5
6 Ohio State 24-11 570 23
7 Florida State 32-5 551 7
8 Louisville 27-7 541 8
9 Maryland 34-3 536 4
10 Oregon State 27-5 518 10
11 Mississippi State 27-7 465 12
12 Texas 24-11 459 NR
13 Texas A&M 23-10 397 21
14 Duke 23-11 392 16
15 Arizona State 29-6 347 9
16 Stanford 26-10 338 14
17 Oklahoma 21-12 264 NR
18 Kentucky 24-10 241 11
19 Northwestern 23-9 209 22
20 South Florida 27-8 202 25
21 George Washington 29-4 171 19
22 North Carolina 26-9 94 15
23 Syracuse 22-10 74 NR
24 Michigan State 16-15 61 NR
25 Chattanooga 29-4 60 17
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Princeton 58
DePaul 45
Florida Gulf Coast 37
Rutgers 34
Iowa 17
California 14
Dayton 13
Arkansas 8
Western Kentucky 6
Vanderbilt 5
Iowa State 4
UCLA 4
West Virginia 4
Missouri 3
Gonzaga 2
Miami 1

 

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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  • Penny Oakley

    Congrats to a deserving team! Remember most highly ranked teams get to host NCAA Women’s March Madness Tournament Regional sites. Too bad that ‘heritage flag’ will prevent MSU from doing so.

    • tupelojoe81

      hasn’t stopped baseball from hosting regionals and super regionals…



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