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Maryland ranked ninth, UConn No. 1 in AP's preseason women's basketball poll

Maryland ranked ninth, UConn No. 1 in AP's preseason women's basketball poll

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies are starting this season where they left off, atop the poll.

It's the 11th time that the Huskies are the top choice in The Associated Press preseason poll which was released Tuesday. UConn went on to win the national championship in seven of those years, including the last two seasons. Connecticut is one short of the record held by Tennessee.

"I think it's part of the culture that we have hopefully created here where the expectations are really high," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. "Not just the outside world's expectations, those are our expectations. We want to be viewed, year in and year out, as one of the best teams in...

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