NCAA women's basketball rankings: Baylor unanimously ranked No. 1 in preseason AP poll

Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

Baylor starts the 2012-13 season as the No. 1 team in the preseason AP poll.

The Associated press has released their preseason women's NCAA basketball rankings, and the defending national champion Baylor Bears are the unanimous No. 1 team in the country. Baylor also started last season as the No. 1 team, and they went wire-to-wire as they went undefeated last year en route to winning the NCAA title.

Head coach Kim Mulkey sees it as an extreme honor to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason:

"It's a humbling honor, which we'll embrace but it's just that an honor. It doesn't win basketball games. Our goal every year is to win championships,'' Mulkey said.

Baylor will once again be led by Brittney Griner, last season she was the AP player of the year.

Here is the complete AP poll:

Rank School (First-Place Votes) 2011-12 Record Points Previous
1 Baylor (40) 40-0 1,000 1
2 Connecticut 33-5 951 3
3 Duke 27-6 909 6
4 Stanford 35-2 854 2
5 Maryland 31-5 827 5
6 Kentucky 28-7 767 12
7 Notre Dame 35-4 754 4
8 Penn State 26-7 676 11
9 Louisville 23-10 657 19
10 Georgia 22-9 599 20
11 Delaware 31-2 545 7
12 Oklahoma 21-13 476 NR
13 California 25-10 428 NR
14 St. John's 24-10 422 14
15 Texas A&M 24-11 370 22
16 Vanderbilt 23-10 361 NR
17 West Virginia 24-10 335 NR
18 Nebraska 24-9 297 T-17
19 Ohio State 25-7 273 16
20 Tennessee 27-9 256 9
21 Purdue 25-9 223 13
22 Georgia Tech 26-9 140 15
23 Oklahoma State 22-12 139 NR
24 Miami (Fla.) 26-6 110 8
25 DePaul 23-11 104 NR

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