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Notre Dame No. 1 in preseason AP women's poll; Terps are 6th

Notre Dame No. 1 in preseason AP women's poll; Terps are 6th

It's been 15 years since Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame were No. 1 in the poll.

The Irish earned the top spot in The Associated Press women's basketball this morning as they received 14 first place votes from a 33-member national media panel to earn the top ranking in the preseason. Notre Dame last held the No. 1 ranking on March 5, 2001. McGraw returns most of the core back from a team that went 33-2 last season.

She was happy for the compliment, but found the ranking a little high considering her team was coming off one of its most disappointing seasons in a few years, not reaching the Final Four for the first time in six years.

“I'd rather we earned...

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