COLLEGE STATION- Texas A&M Women’s Basketball, fresh off of its eighth straight NCAA Tournament Appearance, has been ranked as high as 12th in the 2013-14 preseason magazine rankings.
USA Today has the Aggies ranked 12th to start the season, noting that last season’s move to the SEC “didn’t cause many problems for the Aggies.” The magazine goes on to note that “Texas A&M feasted on its opponents, scoring nearly 70 points a game, and ranking fourth in the country in field goal percentage.”
The Sporting News has the Aggies ranked 13th, and says “there is so much to like about the Aggies this year.” The publication expects Courtney Walker, who averaged 10.4 points per game for the Maroon and White in 2012-13, and Courtney Williams, who averaged 8.6 points during the 2013 SEC and NCAA Tournaments, to lead the Aggies on the offensive side of the floor.
ESPN’s Charlie Crème, in his early preseason poll released in April, has the Aggies at 13th as well, and third in the SEC. Even though the Aggies lose All-American Kelsey Bone, Crème says “the cupboard is far from bare for Gary Blair.”
Lindy’s has the Aggies ranked 21st entering the 2013-14 season, as one of six programs ranked from the SEC, a league the magazine expects to be strong again this season.
Texas A&M, who won the National Championship in 2010-11, starts its season on Nov. 3 at home in an exhibition contest against Oklahoma City. Season tickets are available here.