Iowa State Ranked 20th in the USA Today Preseason Top 25 Poll

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October 29th, 2013 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team debuted at No. 20 in the USA Today Coaches preseason rankings.

The Cyclones return three starters from last year’s team and eight letter winners. Iowa State also returns senior Hallie Christofferson, who was a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First-Team and named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30.

Iowa State returns 61 percent of its scoring and 58 percent of its rebounding from last season’s team, which advanced to the NCAA second round.

USA Today Top 25:

  1. Connecticut
  2. Duke
  3. Stanford
  4. Tennessee
  5. Louisville
  6. Maryland
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Kentucky
  9. California
  10. Baylor
  11. North Carolina
  12. Nebraska
  13. Texas A&M
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Penn State
  16. Dayton
  17. LSU
  18. Michigan State
  19. Colorado
  20. Iowa State
  21. South Carolina
  22. Georgia
  23. Purdue
  24. Oklahoma State
  25. UCLA