Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Butler girls basketball makes No. 23 in USA Today poll

Butler's girls basketball team, which reached the N.C. 4A semifinals last season, starts the 2009-10 season ranked No. 23 nationally by USA Today.

The Bulldogs are No. 1 in the Observer's Sweet 16 poll.

No other N.C. team is ranked in USA Today's national poll. The Bulldogs are No. 36 in ESPN's poll, which ranks Columbia (SC) Spring Valley No. 30. Spring Valley, 30-1 last season, returns all five starters including sophomore Xylina McDaniel, daughter of former NBA player Xavier McDaniel.