The preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll was released Thursday. NCAA defending champion UConn was the unanimous No. 1 overall selection. It's the 10th time that UConn has been the top team in the preseason. Six of those years they went on to win the title, including last season.
%%%ae94c461801594904e39d9ef2df53511%%%The Pac-12 press made its preseason predictions, selecting Cal to win the conference. Washington was picked to finish fifth while G Jazmine Davis was named to the preseason all-Pac-12 team.
PG Sue Bird helped lead USA Basketball to a gold medal at the FIBA World Championship in Turkey. She finished with three assists as USA defeated Spain, 77-64, for the title on Sunday. The Americans also win the automatic berth to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Tina Charles scored 18 points to help the United States beat Australia 82-70 in the semifinals at the FIBA World Championship for Women. The Americans will play Spain for the gold medal on Sunday in Istanbul, Turkey.