Jan 6 2013; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Linda Lappe claps during the first half of the game against the California Golden Bears at the Coors Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - The University of Colorado's women's basketball team is ranked in both preseason top-25 polls for the first time since 2003.
The Buffaloes are No. 19 in both The Associated Press poll, which was released Friday, and the USA Today Sports Coaches poll, which came out Tuesday.
The No. 19 rankings are Colorado's highest since debuting at No. 12 (AP) and No. 13 (USA Today) heading into the 2001-02 season.
Colorado finished 25-7 last season and fourth in the Pac-12 Conference. The Buffaloes play an exhibition game Saturday against Colorado Mines then open the regular season Nov. 12 at Colorado State.
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