In predicted order of finish:
Coach: Geno Auriemma
Top Players: F Maya Moore, Sr., G Tiffany Hayes, Jr.; G, Bria Hartley, Fr.
The Skinny: The Huskies will break in five freshmen. They carry a 78-game winning streak into the season as they try to win a third consecutive national championship. Moore will likely become a four-time All-American and the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft.
Last season: 29-6, 13-3
Coach: Mike Carey
Top Players: G Liz Repella, Sr.; G Sarah Miles, Sr.; G Vanessa House, Sr.,
The Skinny: The tough-minded Mountaineers return all five starters. They were ranked No. 10 in last year's final Associated Press Top 25 poll after advancing to the Big East tournament championship game against UConn.
Last season: 25-7, 12-4
Coach: Kim Barnes-Arico
Top Players: F Da'Shena Stevens, Jr.; G Sky Lindsay, Sr.; G Shenneika Smith, So.
The Skinny: The 25 victories were the Red Storm's most since 1982-83. They were ranked No. 15 by the AP and return four starters to their NCAA Tournament team of last season. Stevens was an AP honorable mention All-American last season.
Last season: 29-6, 12-4
Coach: Muffet McGraw
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