Phoenix Ties Earliest Ranking in Preseason Top 25 Poll

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Release: October 30, 2012
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The No. 25 ranking in the Preseason Poll ties the earliest ranking in program history

By: Jill Wunrow (@JillWunrow)

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( - For the third consecutive season the Green Bay women's basketball team is making an appearance in the Preseason Top 25 Polls. In the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll released Tuesday, Oct. 30, Green Bay is tied at No. 25 with Kansas, receiving 89 points. In the Associated Press Top 25 Preseason Poll released Oct. 27, Green Bay is just outside the top 25 at third in receiving votes (57).

The No. 25 ranking ties the earliest ranking in program history. In the 2011-12 USA Today/ESPN preseason poll the Phoenix was ranked No. 24. The ranking also marks the sixth time in nine seasons and fourth consecutive season Green Bay has been ranked in the national polls.

Green Bay finished the 2011-12 season with a 31-2 overall record, ranked No. 10 in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll and No. 13 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll. The season also earned the program's highest ranking at No. 9 in both polls.

Defending NCAA Tournament Champion Baylor collected all first-place votes in both polls to claim the No. 1 spot entering the 2012-13 season.

Complete USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll preseason rankings are as follows:

1.      Baylor (40-0)

2.      Connecticut (33-5)

3.      Duke (27-6)

4.      Stanford (35-2)

5.      Maryland (31-5)

6.      Notre Dame (35-4)

7.      Kentucky (28-7)

8.      Penn State (26-7)

9.      Louisville (23-10)

10.   Delaware (31-2)

11.   Georgia (22-9)

12.   Texas A&M (24-11)

13.   St. John's (24-10)

14.   Oklahoma (21-13)

15.   California (25-10)

16.   Tennessee (27-9)

17.   Vanderbilt (23-10)

18.   Purdue (25-9)

19.   Nebraska (24-9)

20.   Georgia Tech (26-9)

21.   Ohio State (25-7)

22.   West Virginia (24-10)

23.   Miami (Fla.) (26-6)

24.   Oklahoma State (22-12)

25.   (tie) Kansas (21-13)

(tie) Green Bay (31-2)

Green Bay hosts Michigan Tech Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in its final exhibition game of the 2012-13 season. The game also marks five years ago to the date that the first women's basketball game was played at the Kress Events Center. The Phoenix tips off regular season play on the road at Northern Iowa Saturday, Nov. 10.


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Friday , November 27
Women's Basketball 
at Tulane
12:00 PM
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (UVI Sports and Fitness Center)
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Saturday , November 28
Women's Basketball 
at Rutgers
2:15 PM
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (UVI Sports and Fitness Center)
 | Live Stats  | Live Video  | WNFL 92.1 FM/1440 AM  
Sunday , December 06
Women's Basketball 
at Drake
2:05 PM
Des Moines, Iowa (Knapp Center)
Wednesday, December 09
Women's Basketball 
at Butler
6:00 PM
Indianapolis, Ind. (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
Sunday , December 13
Women's Basketball 
at Wisconsin
2:00 PM
Madison, Wis. (Kohl Center)
Wednesday, December 16
Women's Basketball 
vs. Loyola
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER [Subway 70's Night]
 | Live Stats ESPN3  
Saturday , December 19
Women's Basketball 
vs. South Dakota State
5:00 PM
KRESS CENTER [Festival Foods Family Game]
 | Live Stats ESPN3  
Tuesday , December 22
Women's Basketball 
vs. Belmont
6:00 PM
 | Live Stats ESPN3  
Wednesday, December 30
Women's Basketball 
vs. Dayton
7:00 PM
 | Live Stats ESPN3  
Friday , January 01
Women's Basketball 
at Milwaukee
2:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
Thursday , January 07
Women's Basketball 
at Cleveland State
4:30 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
Saturday , January 09
Women's Basketball 
at Youngstown State
3:30 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
Thursday , January 14
Women's Basketball 
vs. Valparaiso
7:00 PM
 | Live Stats ESPN3  
Saturday , January 16
Women's Basketball 
vs. UIC
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER [Festival Foods Family Game/WMMB Trading Cards]
 | Live Stats TWC SportsChannel / ESPN3  
Thursday , January 21
Women's Basketball 
at Northern Kentucky
6:00 PM
Highland Heights, Ky.



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