Notre Dame re­mains tops in women’s poll

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

No. 1 Notre Dame cruised to an easy win in its opener. The rest of the Top 25 didn’t face much of a chal­lenge ei­ther. That was ex­pected to change as eight of the top 12 teams in the AP poll faced each other.

Top-ranked Notre Dame cruised to an easy win in its opener. The rest of the Top 25 didn’t face much of a chal­lenge ei­ther.

That will change Mon­day night as eight of the top 12 teams in The As­so­ci­ated Press women’s col­lege bas­ket­ball poll will square off against each other in four tasty early sea­son matchups.

The Ir­ish won their first game by 60 points to re­main the top choice in the poll re­leased Mon­day, the first of the reg­u­lar sea­son. They re­ceived 14 first-place votes from a 33-mem­ber na­tional me­dia panel, hold­ing on to their slim four-point lead over Bay­lor. Notre Dame hosts Ford­ham in the se­cond round of the Pre­sea­son WNIT on Mon­day night.

The Lady Bears, who gar­nered 12 first-place bal­lots, have a much tougher game as they host No. 9 UCLA. Third-ranked UConn vis­its No. 12 Florida State.

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