The Nebraska women’s basketball team will open its 2013-14 campaign with its highest preseason ranking in school history, as the Huskers start the year No. 12 in the USA Today Coaches Top 25. Nebraska’s preseason ranking by the coaches surpasses its No. 19 ranking by USA Today before the start of the 2012-13 season. The Huskers finished the 2012-13 campaign at No. 18 in the final coaches poll following their second run to the NCAA Sweet 16 in the past four years. Nebraska closed with a 25-9 overall record that included a 12-4 Big Ten Conference finish.
The Creighton Women’s Basketball team earned 10 votes. The Bluejays last appeared in the USA Today Coaches Poll on Feb. 7, 2005, earning two votes. Creighton is coming off a 25-8 season and a back-to-back trips to the NCAA Championship.