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Poll Rankings: DePaul opens as No. 22 in USA TODAY Coaches' Poll, Seton Hall and Villanova receiving votes

The reigning and defending Big East Champions appeared in the first edition of the women's hoops poll on Thursday.

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The DePaul Blue Demons have made an appearance in the first edition of the USA TODAY Coaches' Poll.

DePaul, off the heels of their second straight Big East regular season and tournament titles, check in at the No. 22 position in the polls. Doug Bruno's squad is the only team to represent the Big East Conference in the poll's first edition.

That does not mean that the were the only team to receive votes, however. Seton Hall, who shared the Big East regular season title with DePaul a season ago, and made the Big East Conference Title Game as well, received eight votes from the coaches in the preseason. The Villanova Wildcats also are in the mix, as they received two votes from the pollsters.

The full poll can be found here and is charted below.

Rank Team 2014-15 Record
1 Connecticut Huskies 38-1
2 South Carolina Gamecocks 34-3
3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 36-3
4 Tennessee Lady Volunteers 30-6
5 Baylor Bears 33-4
6 Maryland Terrapins 34-3
7 Florida State Seminoles 32-5
8 Louisville Cardinals 27-7
9 Oregon State Beavers 27-5
10 Ohio State Buckeyes 24-11
11 Texas Longhorns 24-11
12 Duke Blue Devils 23-11
13 Mississippi State Bulldogs 27-7
14 Stanford Cardinal 26-10
15 Arizona State Sun Devils 29-6
16 Texas A&M Aggies 23-10
17 Kentucky Wildcats 24-10
18 Oklahoma Sooners 21-12
19 South Florida Bulls 27-8
20 North Carolina Tar Heels 26-9
21 George Washington Colonials 29-4
22 DePaul Blue Demons 27-8
23 Iowa Hawkeyes 26-8
24 Northwestern Wildcats 23-9
25 Princeton Tigers 31-1