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.
|2||South Carolina Gamecocks||34-3|
|3||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||36-3|
|4||Tennessee Lady Volunteers||30-6|
|7||Florida State Seminoles||32-5|
|9||Oregon State Beavers||27-5|
|10||Ohio State Buckeyes||24-11|
|12||Duke Blue Devils||23-11|
|13||Mississippi State Bulldogs||27-7|
|15||Arizona State Sun Devils||29-6|
|16||Texas A&M Aggies||23-10|
|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|