Coach Geno Auriemma and his four-time defending national champion Connecticut Huskies begin the 2016-17 season as the nation's top-ranked team according to the USA TODAY Sports NCAA Division I Preseason Top 25 Coaches' Poll. The Huskies are followed in the preseason rankings by No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 3 South Carolina, No. 4 Baylor and No. 5 Maryland.
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