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Lady Tigers Debut at No. 21 in AP Poll
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Published: October 30, 2011, 09:37 PM (CT)
Updated: October 30, 2011, 09:39 PM (CT)
by Bill Martin (@LSUBillMartin), Associate SID

BATON ROUGE -- The LSU women's basketball team under first-year Lady Tiger head coach Nikki Caldwell is ranked 21st in the Associated Press women's college basketball preseason poll that was announced Sunday.

LSU is one of four Southeastern Conference teams in the poll. Tennessee (3), Georgia (13) and Kentucky (18) are also ranked in the top 25. Vanderbilt and Florida are receiving votes. Baylor received 33 of 40 first-place votes to take the top spot. Notre Dame, Tennessee, Connecticut and Stanford round out the top five. Defending national champion Texas A&M is sixth.

The Lady Tigers are making their 341st overall appearance in the Associated Press poll and their first since finishing the 2009-10 season ranked 21st. LSU did not make an appearance in last season's top 25 but did receive votes during the first two weeks of the season.

No. 21 LSU will face four teams in the preseason poll, including No. 10 Georgetown in the home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Maravich Center. Tickets for the Georgetown game and all other single game tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 31 at the LSU Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets can be ordered online at www.LSUtix.net or by calling the ticket office at 225-578-2184.

Season tickets are still on sale starting at only $50. Current season ticket holders can receive 10 percent of purchased price back towards his/her women's basketball account for next year by referring someone to purchase new season tickets.

Caldwell and the Lady Tigers scrimmaged on Saturday in preparation for Wednesday night's exhibition game against Xavier-New Orleans in the Maravich Center. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.

2011 Associated Press Preseason Poll
1. Baylor (33)  0-0 988
2. Notre Dame (6)  0-0 934
3. Tennessee 0-0 906
4. Connecticut 0-0 876
5. Stanford 0-0 852
6. Texas A&M (1)  0-0 772
7. Miami (Fla.) 0-0 750
8. Duke 0-0 705
9. Louisville 0-0 690
10. Georgetown 0-0 585
11. Maryland 0-0 569
12. Penn State 0-0 491
13. Georgia 0-0 432
14. Florida State 0-0 428
15. Oklahoma 0-0 344
16. Rutgers 0-0 283
17. Purdue 0-0 277
18. Kentucky 0-0 275
19. DePaul 0-0 263
20. North Carolina 0-0 261
21. LSU 0-0 228
22. UCLA 0-0 175
23. USC 0-0 158
24. Texas 0-0 152
25. St. John's 0-0 151

Others receiving votes: Ohio State 118, Michigan State 95, Gonzaga 57, Texas Tech 41, Green Bay 32, Iowa 20, California 19, Georgia Tech 17, Kansas State 15, Iowa State 12, Xavier 6, Dayton 4, Marist 4, Temple 4, Vanderbilt 4, Florida 2, Oral Roberts 2, Delaware 1, Marquette 1, Pittsburgh 1.

 

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