Blue Devils picked preseason No. 2 by Lindy’s Magazine

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network ba

DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke Blue Devils women’s basketball team has earned its first preseason ranking for the upcoming season, being tabbed No. 2 nationally in the Lindy’s Magazine top 25.

Duke senior Chelsea Gray and junior Elizabeth Williams were each listed on the publication’s second team All-America squad as well.

Taking the top position in the poll was Connecticut, while Duke, California, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisville, Baylor and Maryland rounded out the top 10.

The remainder of the top 25 included Dayton, Colorado, South Carolina, Penn State, Gonzaga, Chattanooga, Purdue, Iowa State, Georgia, Creighton, Texas A&M, Wisconsin-Green Bay, UCLA, LSU and Quinnipiac.

In breaking down the top 25, Duke will face No. 1 (UConn), No. 3 (California), No. 4 (Notre Dame), No. 7 (Kentucky), No. 10 (Maryland) and No. 17 (Purdue) throughout the season.

The Blue Devils will get their season started with the annual Blue/White scrimmage that will be played on Sun., Oct. 27 at Cameron Indoor Stadium followed by home exhibition contests against Glenville State College (Oct. 30) and Coker College (Nov. 3).

The Blue Devils will open the season on Sun., Nov. 10 at third-ranked California.