LSU women’s basketball climbing way-too-early rankings.  Here’s why

LSU women’s basketball climbing way-too-early rankings. Here’s why


LSU women’s basketball climbing way-too-early rankings.  Here’s why

In the eyes of the experts, few women’s basketball teams have had a better offseason than Kim Mulkey and the LSU Tigers.

Mulkey’s first season back home in Baton Rouge was one of the best in recent memory for the program, winning the most games (26) since 2008 and earning a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament thanks a senior-laden squad.

Four of the Tigers’ top five scorers graduated following the disappointing end to an encouraging 2021-22 season, leaving more questions than answers about how they would look entering this year. In ESPN’s first edition of the way-too-early rankings, the Tigers didn’t crack the Top 25.

A couple of months since LSU flamed out of March Madness, falling to No. 6 Ohio State on its home floor, Mulkey and her staff attacked and addressed the needs of the program. Their work has women’s college basketball minds raising expectations,

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