Louisville Women Will Begin Season Ranked No. 5

USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Walz's defending national runners-up will begin the 2013-14 ranked No. 5 in the USA Today coaches' poll. The Cards sit behind only Connecticut, Duke, Stanford and Tennessee.

Here's the complete poll:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Connecticut
Huskies
35-4 799 31 NR --
2 Duke
Blue Devils
33-3 735 0 NR --
3 Stanford
Cardinal
33-3 714 0 NR --
4 Tennessee
Vols
27-8 663 1 NR --
5 Louisville
Cardinals
29-9 631 0 NR --
6 Maryland
Terrapins
26-8 630 0 NR --
7 Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
35-2 624 0 NR --
8 Kentucky
Wildcats
30-6 621 0 NR --
9 California
Golden Bears
32-4 490 0 NR --
10 Baylor
Bears
34-2 407 0 NR --
11 North Carolina
Tar Heels
29-7 387 0 NR --
12 Nebraska
Cornhuskers
25-9 381 0 NR --
13 Texas A&M
Aggies
25-10 368 0 NR --
14 Oklahoma
Sooners
24-11 354 0 NR --
15 Penn State
Lions
26-6 313 0 NR --
16 Dayton
Flyers
28-3 307 0 NR --
17 LSU
Tigers
22-12 276 0 NR --
18 Michigan State
Spartans
25-9 185 0 NR --
19 Colorado
Buffaloes
25-7 172 0 NR --
20 Iowa State
Cyclones
24-9 163 0 NR --
21 South Carolina
Gamecocks
25-8 158 0 NR --
22 Georgia
Bulldogs
28-7 152 0 NR --
23 Purdue
Boilermakers
25-9 129 0 NR --
24 Oklahoma State
Cowgirls
22-11 127 0 NR --
25 UCLA
Bruins
26-8 114 0 NR --

Others Receiving VotesVanderbilt 99; Gonzaga 68; DePaul 54; West Virginia 53; South Florida 37; Georgia Tech 34; Kansas 32; Florida State 18; Wisconsin-Green Bay 18; Marist 17; Rutgers 11; Creighton 10; Saint Marys 8; Syracuse 8; Toledo 6; Middle Tennessee 6; San Diego 4; Quinnipiac 4; Iowa 4; Delaware 2; Minnesota 2; Pacific 1; Florida 1; Brigham Young 1; Southern Methodist 1; St. Johns 1.

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