The talk of UConn "ruining women's basketball" is dead ... at least according to ESPN's way-too-early top 25 for the 2016-17 season. The worldwide leader has the Huskies ranked No. 4 heading into the summer, with Notre Dame holding down the top spot.
Another team ESPN thinks might be in line to take the throne away from Storrs? Louisville, which checks in just behind the Fighting Irish at No. 2.
Jeff Waltz brings everyone back from a team that lost just one game in the ACC in 2016 and adds one of the nation's best high school post players in Ciera Johnson from Duncanville, Texas. Myisha Hines-Allen made a huge ascent from her freshman to sophomore seasons when she won the media's vote for ACC player of the year (Notre Dame's Turner was the ACC coaches' pick for player of the year). Asia Durr could be that player in 2017. Mariya Moore remains an all-conference level player.
Embrace the hype.
Also, lose the T.