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Villanova Women’s Basketball ranked third in Big East preseason coaches’ poll

The preseason polls were announced Thursday afternoon.

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After finishing the regular season in third place within the Big East conference standings last year, the Wildcats are back in third for the preseason coaches’ poll.

Villanova finished 23-9 overall and made it back to its first NCAA Tournament since 2013. The Wildcats have three starters back from last season—Kelly Jekot, Adrianna Hahn, and Jannah Tucker—as well as the reigning Big East Sixth Woman of the Year in Mary Gedaka.

Here is a look at the preseason poll:

2018-19 Big East Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

Ranking Team Points
Ranking Team Points
1 (T) DePaul 77
1(T) Marquette 77
3 Villanova 57
4 Creighton 53
5 Georgetown 52
6 St. John's 48
7 Butler 34
8 Seton Hall 23
9 Providence 17
10 Xavier 12