Oct. 29, 2011
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia Lady Bulldogs are No. 13 in the initial edition of the Associated Press top-25 women's basketball poll, which was released on Saturday.
Georgia compiled 432 points in balloting of 40 national media members, with 25 points awarded for a first-place vote descending through one point for a No. 25 vote. Baylor was the overwhelming No. 1, receiving 33 first-place votes.
The Lady Bulldogs will play six games against top-25 teams. Georgia will face No. 3 Tennessee twice, No. 10 Georgetown, No. 18 Kentucky, No. 21 LSU and No. 23 Southern Cal. Four other opponents also received votes, Gonzaga, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and Florida.
The Lady Bulldogs have now been ranked by the AP to open 30 of the past 31 seasons, including 20 top-10 appearances. All told, Georgia has appeared in 461 editions of the rankings, the second-most of any women's basketball program in the nation.
Georgia unofficially opens the season on Tuesday when the Lady Bulldogs host West Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum at 7 p.m. Georgia begins regular-season competition on Friday, Nov. 11 when it takes on TCU in Athens at 6 p.m., the first half of a doubleheader which also features the Georgia against Wofford.