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Lady Raiders Preseason 23rd in USA Today/ESPN Poll




Nov. 9, 1999

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech women’s basketball team is preseason ranked 23rd by the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 coaches poll released Nov. 8. This is the fourth preseason ranking for the Lady Raiders as they were ranked 13th by the Women’s Basketball News Service, 15th by Athlon Sports College Basketball Magazine and 22nd by The Women’s Basketball Journal.

Two of Tech’s opponents this year and three possible opponents were selected as one of the top 25 teams by coaches, UCLA (fourth), Iowa State (seventh), North Carolina (eighth), LSU (14th), and Kansas (20th)

USA Today/ESPN Preseason Top 25

1. Connecticut

2. Tennessee

3. Rutgers


5. Georgia

6. Louisiana Tech

7. Iowa State

8. North Carolina

9. Notre Dame

10. Penn State

11. Auburn

12. Illinois

13. UC Santa Barbara

14. Louisiana State

15. Old Dominion

16. Oregon

17. Virginia Tech

18. North Carolina State

19. Purdue

20. Kansas

21. Boston College

22. Duke

23. Texas Tech

24. Arizona

25. Virginia



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