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Friday, October 30, 2009

KU women ranked No. 20 in preseason AP poll

Jayhawks pick up first national ranking in nine seasons

Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson calls instructions during a group workout Wednesday in the new basketball practice facility. Henrickson has taken to posting team updates on Twitter.

Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson calls instructions during a group workout Wednesday in the new basketball practice facility. Henrickson has taken to posting team updates on Twitter.

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KU women ranked No. 20 in preseason AP poll

The Kansas women's basketball team is ranked No. 20 in the preseason Associated Press poll released Friday.

The Kansas women's basketball team is ranked No. 20 in the preseason Associated Press poll released Friday.

The Jayhawks last appeared in the national polls on Feb. 21, 2000.

"There's a nice buzz surrounding our program," Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson said in a release. "It's a tribute to the kids we have returning in our program and the way we played down the stretch last season."

The Jayhawks bring back four starters from last year's 22-14 team. The last time a KU team was ranked in the AP preseason poll was 1999.

The Jayhawks are one of four Big 12 teams ranked in the AP preseason poll, joining Baylor (seventh), Texas (12th) and Oklahoma (13th).

The complete poll is below.

Associated Press Preseason Top 25

  1. Connecticut (45)
  2. Stanford
  3. Ohio State
  4. Notre Dame
  5. North Carolina
  6. Duke
  7. Baylor
  8. Tennessee
  9. LSU
  10. Michigan State
  11. Xavier
  12. Texas
  13. Oklahoma
  14. Virginia
  15. Florida State
  16. Arizona State
  17. DePaul
  18. California
  19. Georgia Tech
  20. Kansas
  21. Georgia
  22. Vanderbilt
  23. Louisville
  24. Middle Tennessee State
  25. Rutgers

Comments

Jonathan Allison 10 years, 2 months ago

Woohoo! How unfortunate that we couldn't be ranked in Men's and Women's Basketball, in football, and in soccer all at the same time. But this speaks volumes for what people think about our women's team. I hope that it gives them confidence to know that as long as they play as hard as they can they can compete with any team in the country.

Tribehawk 10 years, 2 months ago

Congrats to Coach Henrickson and the Lady Jayhawks. They earned this honor from all their hard work and success at the end of last season. Now the trick is to be ranked at the end of this year...

Cody Stumma 10 years, 2 months ago

Can't wait for basketball to start... Nov. 1st (exhibition game) against Pittsburgh State!

Rock Chalk and congrats Ladies! Make the Jayhawk nation proud!

Ryan Mullen 10 years, 2 months ago

That is wonderful hopefully they will have an outstanding year.

Tony Bandle 10 years, 2 months ago

"In Bonnie We Trust"....CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

It has taken her awhile to dig the women's program out of the hole she inherited when she started. Throw in Guardian Angel Goodrich Guard and these Gals will soar, score and rock some more!!!!

I have three nieces who live in Lawrence and are season ticket holders for the KU LadyHawks and are steadfast fans.

PS Bonnie, always have Bill ask the five star recruits if they have any sisters and vice versa!!!

kvskubball 10 years, 2 months ago

Congratulations to the Women's bball team!

Is this a first????

Has the KU Football, Men's Bball, and Women's Bball programs ever been ranked in the top 25 at the same time?????

If so, when was the last time????

jayhawkboogeyman 10 years, 2 months ago

Football is not even close to being ranked right now....

Omari Miller 10 years, 2 months ago

Agreed. The football team is one TTU win away from being ranked again. With the offense back on track, KU wins the North. Sorry to bring football into posts about the women's basketball team, but I'm tired of all of the negativity resulting from KU dropping two games as well. I guess having grown up in Lawrence and watching KU teams get trounced in a nearly empty Memorial Stadium, hoping that they might find some way to get to .500 gives me a different set of insights and sensibilities, but come on... This team is still in it and deserves our support... if we call ourselves fans. KU fans walk around with chips on our shoulders when the team is doing exceptionally well because we feel that the media gives us no love. He11, we do that all on our own in circumstances like these. Cut it out.

Vroo 10 years, 2 months ago

Woohoo! Looking forward to a great season.

MinnesotaJay 10 years, 2 months ago

Cool. Will be there with bells on Sunday! Still living temporarily in Texas, so can't get up as frequently as I'd like for awhile. Hope to change that in a couple months, and then get to a lot more games. This should be a fun season.

Bonnie Ball is picking up momentum!

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