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The 2014-15 women's college basketball season is almost upon us. And wouldn't you know it: Defending champion UConn is expected to be good again. ESPN The Magazine has the Huskies No. 1 in its preseason rankings. What does your top 10 look like?

Women's college basketball Top 10

Connecticut

Connecticut

ESPN The Magazine ranking: No. 1

South Carolina

South Carolina

ESPN The Magazine ranking: No. 2

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

ESPN The Magazine ranking: No. 3

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

ESPN The Magazine ranking: No. 4

Tennessee

Tennessee

ESPN The Magazine ranking: No. 5

North Carolina

North Carolina

ESPN The Magazine ranking: No. 6

Duke

Duke

ESPN The Magazine ranking: No. 7

Baylor

Baylor

ESPN The Magazine ranking: No. 8

Texas

Texas

ESPN The Magazine ranking: No. 9

Stanford

Stanford

ESPN The Magazine ranking: No. 10

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UConn women win record 9th title

One night after the Connecticut men's basketball team claimed an improbable national championship, the women did what most expected: They set the record for most titles, beating Notre Dame 79-58 for their ninth NCAA tournament triumph. The Fighting Irish were clearly hurt by the absence of injured star Natalie Achonwa. Would she have changed things versus the also-undefeated Huskies? Is Geno Auriemma the best women's basketball coach of all time?

Which was more impressive?

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  • Which of these is the best women's basketball coach of all-time?

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  • How many more national championships will UConn win under Geno Auriemma?

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  • What is your opinion of Geno Auriemma?

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UConn-Notre Dame for women's title

And here we have it: the undefeated matchup many expected, with Connecticut (39-0) and Notre Dame (37-0) squaring off Tuesday in Nashville for the women's NCAA tournament title. The Huskies are the unanimous AP No. 1 and vying for their record ninth title. The Fighting Irish are No. 2 and without one of their best players (Natalie Achonwa). Still, Notre Dame cruised past Maryland in their Final Four game, while UConn had a bit more trouble against Stanford in theirs. What will happen on Tuesday?

Which team will win the women's NCAA tournament?

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  • Are you rooting for UConn to win a record ninth women's basketball national championship?

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Women's Final Four predictions?

The women's Final Four is set, and -- surprise! -- undefeated Connecticut and Notre Dame made it to Nashville. The other two teams were not No. 1 seeds: No. 2 Stanford won on its home floor, while No. 4 Maryland beat host/No. 3 Louisville. Can either keep the unbeatens from an epic final? Will Notre Dame overcome the loss of Natalie Achonwa? Cast your votes below!

Which team will win Sunday's Connecticut-Stanford matchup at the women's Final Four?

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  • Which team will win Sunday's Notre Dame-Maryland matchup at the women's Final Four?

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  • How much will the loss of Natalie Achonwa hurt Notre Dame in the women's Final Four?

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  • Are you rooting for UConn to win a record ninth women's basketball national championship?

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  • Which team will win the women's NCAA tournament?

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Who will win women's tourney?

Bracketmania didn't end Sunday. On Monday, the women's NCAA tournament field was released, with -- as expected -- UConn (34-0) earning the No. 1 overall seed for its quest to win a record ninth title. Fellow No. 1s are Notre Dame (also undefeated), Tennessee and surprising South Carolina, with Duke, Stanford, Baylor and West Virginia receiving No. 2s. Which team will take the whole thing? Are you rooting for the Huskies to make history?

Which team will win the women's NCAA tournament?

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  • Which of these non-No. 1 seeds has the best chance of reaching the women's Final Four?

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  • Will UConn (34-0) and Notre Dame (32-0) meet in the women's national championship game?

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  • Are you rooting for UConn to win a record ninth women's basketball national championship?

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