UConn has already had five perfect seasons, but this could be the most historic yet. The Huskies, winners of 46 games in a row, are taking aim at a three-peat and the program's 10th title in Geno Auriemma's 30th season.
With a roster full of veterans and coach Holly Warlick more comfortable at the head of the table, this season's Tennessee squad seems reminiscent of Lady Vols teams of old that dominated defensively and on the boards.
After playing for Pat, playing for their new coach, playing with added pressure and responsibility, it's time for Tennessee to shake off the sometimes-debilitating weight of having something to prove and just ... play.
No matter her personal accolades or even Baylor accomplishing a perfect 40-0 season and NCAA title, Brittney Griner, espnW's preseason player of the year, keeps driving forward to become a better player.
In going a perfect 40-0 last season, Baylor managed to make something very difficult look pretty easy. And with all five starters back, led by Brittney Griner, all eyes are on the Lady Bears as they take aim at repeating as national champs.