My preseason Associated Press ballot

In the world of full disclosure, I’m a voter in the Associated Press poll this season. I’ll be posting my ballots each Sunday. Just thought some of you might be interested. Here’s my pre-season ballot:

1. Connecticut
2. Duke
3. Stanford
4. Notre Dame
5. Louisville
6. Kentucky
7. Tennessee
8. Baylor
9. Maryland
10. California
11. North Carolina
12. Oklahoma
13. Texas A&M
14. Nebraska
15. South Carolina
16. Georgia
17. Purdue
18. Iowa State
19. Green Bay
20. Penn State
21. Dayton
22. Colorado
23. Chattanooga
24. Vanderbilt
25. West Virginia

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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