For the first time in program history, the Baylor Bears have been picked number one going into the season. Notre Dame, Tennessee, Connecticut and Stanford round out the top five.
Notre Dame is trying to win it all, ranking or not.
Here’s a look at which AP writers vote in the college poll.
UCLA 21st and USC 22nd? These writers are out of touch. There are two Washington state, one California and one Oregon reporter on this list. The next closest thing to the west coast is the Arizona and New Mexico writers. As usual, the west coast isn’t represented. Anyone who knows anything about what the Bruins are going through this season wouldn’t put them in the top 25, and especially not before USC.