Hawkeyes 3rd in AP/USA Today Coaches Preseason Poll

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s basketball team is ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press Preseason Top 25 released on Tuesday. It ties the program’s highest preseason ranking. (1994)

The Hawkeyes have been ranked in the AP Preseason Top 10 in three consecutive seasons and for the sixth time in school history.

In the USA Today Coaches Poll, Iowa tabbed the No. 3 team the country. A year ago, Iowa was No. 6 in their preseason poll.

A season ago, Iowa was ranked No. 4 nationally in the AP Preseason Poll and tallied a program-best 31 victories. Iowa is coming off a historic season in which it finished NCAA national runners-up and was second in the country in attendance.

Senior guard Caitlin Clark, who was the consensus National Player of the Year, Collegiate Woman of the Year and AAU Sullivan Award winner, averaged 27.8 points, 8.6 assists and 7.1 rebounds per game. Seniors Gabbie Marshall and Kate Martin, and sophomore Hannah Stuelke also return for Lisa Bluder’s 24th season as Iowa’s head coach.

The Hawkeyes were also tabbed as the Big Ten preseason favorite. Clark was voted 2023-24 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year, while being a unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection.

The nationally ranked Hawkeyes are set to host Clarke University in its second exhibition of the season inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 2 p.m. (CT). The game will broadcast on BTN+ and the Hawkeye Radio Network.

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