Breanna Stewart

Maryland women voted No. 5 in preseason coaches poll; UConn still No. 1

Maryland women voted No. 5 in preseason coaches poll; UConn still No. 1

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.

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