University of South Florida head women’s basketball coach Jose Fernandez has been named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Board of Directors for the 2021-22 membership year. “I’m honored to serve the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in this capacity,” said Fernandez. No stranger to being involved with the WBCA, Fernandez was appointed by the board to succeed incoming vice-president, and North Carolina head coach, Cortney Banghart as NCAA Division I Director at Large.
Five ACC women’s basketball teams landed in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 this week. Notre Dame was not one of them — but the Fighting Irish were close. Head coach Niele Ivey’s team received eight votes in the inaugural poll and was the top unranked ACC team receiving votes.
The University of South Florida women’s basketball team, entering its 50th Anniversary, will begin the season as one of the nation’s top-ranked teams in the Associated Press Preseason Top 25 poll, which was announced on Tuesday. The Bulls, who finished the 2020-21 season No. 19 in the final AP poll, will face – or have the possibility of facing – seven teams that join them in the preseason poll, or that are receiving votes, including the top three teams, and four of the top 10. The Bulls and Huskies could face each other on day two of the B4A on Nov. 21.