The Gonzaga women’s basketball program was among those receiving votes in the preseason AP top 25 poll, which came out Tuesday morning.
Lisa Fortier’s program received three votes, putting them in a tie for 38th alongside South Florida and Arkansas. BYU received four votes, despite Gonzaga being the overwhelming favorite to win the WCC this season.
Fortier’s program will get two excellent opportunities to move into the top 25 during the non-conference, facing No. 7 ranked Louisville in the Bahamas and No. 2 ranked Stanford on the road.
South Carolina received all 30 first place votes. Stanford, Texas, Iowa, and Tennessee round out the top five, with longtime powerhouse UConn coming in at No. 6.
Former Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves’ Oregon squad came in at No. 20 overall, third in the Pac-12 behind Stanford and No. 19 Arizona.
The women’s team will take on Long Beach State November 10 in the Kennel to tip off the 2022-23 season.
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