Lady Tigers Ranked High by Preseason Publications

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Lady Tigers Ranked High by Preseason Publications

BATON ROUGE — Preseason publications have released their polls and LSU’s Lady Tigers basketball team is as high as No. 3 and a consensus Top 10 team.

Street & Smith’s magazine and the Women’s Basketball News Service selected the Lady Tigers third in the nation behind Duke and Tennessee. Street & Smith’s said, “First, everyone is back from a team that rode a six-woman rotation to the SEC Tournament championship game, along with a hopefully healthy DeTrina White, a 5-11 post who plays about 6-3. With 6-2 Aiysha Smith already an inside force, and mighty mike point guard Temeka Johnson running the show, LSU has all the pieces.”

Gball Magazine and All-Star Girls Report each have LSU ranked fifth, while Women’s Basketball Magazine and Athlon Sports each ranked the Lady Tigers sixth. Lindy’s Sports Magazine and Womenscollegehoops.com tabbed LSU at No. 7.

“It is easy to look good on paper before we have even played a game,” LSU head coach Sue Gunter said. “Obvious it is positive publicity for our program, we have to stand the test of time, play one game at a time and stay healthy. It is the poll at the end of the season that really counts.”

LSU finished last season with a 18-12 record and ranked No. 22 in the Associated Press poll. The Lady Tigers advanced to the SEC Tournament title game and the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Preseason rankings

Street & Smith’s
1. Duke
2. Tennessee
3. LSU
4. Notre Dame
5. Kansas State
6. Georgia
7. Stanford
8. Louisiana Tech
9. North Carolina
10. Purdue

Women’s Basketball News Service
1. Duke
2. Tennessee
3. LSU
4. Texas Tech
5. UConn
6. Purdue
7. Georgia
8. Kansas State
9. Stanford
10. Arkansas

GBall Magazine
1. Duke
2. Tennessee
3. UConn
4. Kansas State
5. LSU
6. Stanford
7. Texas
8. Vanderbilt
9. Georgia
10. Purdue

Lindy’s Sports Magazine
1. Tennessee
2. Duke
3. Stanford
4. UConn
5. Purdue
6. Texas Tech
7. LSU
8. Kansas State
9. Texas
10. Georgia

Women’s Basketball Magazine
1. Duke
2. Tennessee
3. Kansas State
4. Georgia
5. Stanford
6. LSU
7. Notre Dame
8. Louisiana Tech
9. Purdue
10. George Washington

Athlon Sport
1. Duke
2. Tennessee
3. Kansas State
4. Vanderbilt
5. Notre Dame
6. LSU
7. Stanford
8. UConn
9. Georgia
10. Texas

Slam Magazine
1. Duke
2. Tennessee
3. Kansas State
4. Texas
5. UConn
6. Georgia
7. Purdue
8. LSU
9. Texas Tech
10. Stanford

Womenscollegehoops.com
1. Tennessee
2. Duke
3. Stanford
4. Texas Tech
5. Purdue
6. UConn
7. LSU
8. Texas
9. Georgia
10. Kansas State

Basketball News
1. Duke
2. Tennessee
3. Texas Tech
4. Purdue
5. LSU
6. UConn
7. Stanford
8. Kansas State
9. Vanderbilt
10. Georgia

All-Star Girls Report
1. Duke
2. Tennessee
3. UConn
4. Georgia
5. LSU
6. Texas Tech
7. Texas
8. Vanderbilt
9. Purdue
10. Penn State