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UCLA Women's Basketball Earns Top 20 Pre-Season Ranking
By: UCLA Athletics

Oct. 24, 2000

The UCLA women's basketball team, 18-11 in 2000, has been chosen as the No. 19 team in the nation by Basketball News.

Defending national champion Connecticut is ranked No. 1, followed by Tennessee, Purdue, Georgia and Duke.

During the 2000-2001 season, the Bruins will face at least three of the Top 20 teams in the poll (No. 5 Duke Nov. 10 at the Women's Sports Foundation Classic, No. 11 Stanford and No. 18 Old Dominion on the road Dec. 18). UCLA could also face No. 8 LSU Nov. 11 at the Women's Sports Foundation Classic.

Basketball News Pre-Season Top 25
1. Connecticut
2. Tennessee
3. Purdue
4. Georgia
5. Duke
6. Notre Dame
7. North Carolina
8. Louisiana State
9. Mississippi State
10. Louisiana Tech
11. Stanford
12. Iowa State
13. Rutgers
14. Penn State
15. Auburn
16. Virginia
17. Wisconsin
18. Old Dominion
19. UCLA
20. Texas Tech
21. Oklahoma
22. North Carolina State
23. Florida
24. Vanderbilt
25. Southwest Missouri State

EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 26
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 53
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 74 - 61
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Arizona
Seattle, WA
W, 72 - 51
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. California
Seattle, WA
W, 73 - 67 (OT)
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Oregon State
Seattle, WA
L, 57 - 69
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Hawai'i
Los Angeles, CA
W, 66 - 50
Monday, Mar 21
vs. South Florida
Los Angeles, CA
W, 72 - 67
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Texas
Bridgeport, CT
L, 64 - 72
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