EPC alum Jordan Madden and Baylor ranked #1 in AP Preseason Women's Basketball Poll

WACO, TX (AP) - Baylor is ranked No. 1 for the first time in the preseason

women's basketball poll by The Associated Press.

Led by junior phenom Brittney Griner, the Lady Bears received 33

of 40 first-place votes Saturday from a national media panel.

Notre Dame drew six first-place votes and is second. Tennessee,

Connecticut and Stanford round out the first five. Defending

champion Texas A&M is sixth, receiving the other first-place vote.

Baylor started last season at No. 2 before ascending to the top

spot in early January for the first time in school history. The

Lady Bears are the first Big 12 school ranked No. 1 to start the

season since Texas in 1985 and 1986.

The Big East placed seven teams in the Top 25 and the Atlantic

Coast Conference five.