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Cyclones Ranked 23rd in Preseason AP Poll

Release: 11/01/2013
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AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team debuts at No. 23 in the preseason AP poll.

Earlier this week the Cyclones were ranked 20th in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Cyclones return three starters from last year’s team and eight letter winners. Iowa State also returns senior Hallie Christofferson, who was a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First-Team and named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30.

Iowa State returns 61 percent of its scoring and 58 percent of its rebounding from last season’s team, which advanced to the NCAA second round.

The Cyclones hit the court this Sunday, Nov. 3 for their first exhibition game against Wayne State at noon. Iowa State opens the regular season on Nov. 10 against North Dakota at 7 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum.

AP Preseason Top 25
1.    Connecticut
2.    Duke
3.    Stanford
4.    Tennessee
5.    Louisville
6.    Maryland
7.    Notre Dame
8.    Kentucky
9.    California
10.    Baylor
11.    Oklahoma
12.    North Carolina
13.    Penn State
14.    Dayton
15.    LSU
16.    Texas A&M
17.    Nebraska
18.    Purdue
19.    Colorado
20.    Michigan State
21.   Oklahoma State
22.    South Carolina
23.    Iowa State
24.    Georgia
25.    Gonzaga

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