The Maryland women's basketball team was voted No. 5 in the USA Today preseason coaches poll, released Thursday.
Four-time defending national champion Connecticut is atop the rankings again despite losing All-Americans Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson to graduation.
The Terps were the only top-five team not to receive a first-place vote. The Huskies were No. 1 on 18 of the 32 ballots. No. 2 Notre Dame (eight), No. 3 South Carolina (three), No. 4 Baylor (two) and No. 6 Texas (one) also got No. 1 votes.
Maryland's closest competition in the Big...