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March 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Jayda Evans’ picks for 2014 All-American, Coach of the Year and Player of the Year

NCAAFFLogo14It’s the eve of Selection Monday. The latest ESPN tournament prediction still has the Pac-12 advancing five teams to the NCAA tournament. And the schools listed to play at Alaska Airlines Arena this weekend remain conference tournament champions Gonzaga (West Coast Conference), Southern California (Pac-12), Nebraska (Big Ten) and Idaho (Western Athletic Conference).

You can purchase tickets to the weekend’s event, Sunday for the first-round and Tuesday for the second-round. The official participants and more information will be available during the selection show airing Monday at 4pm (PT) on ESPN. The Pac-12 will analyze the NCAA tournament selections at 7pm (PT) on Pac-12 Networks.

With the final conference champions crowned, final ballots for the AP top 25 were due Sunday along with a 15-member All-American team, coach of the year and player of the year nominees. Voters spend a lot of time on ranking the teams, but it’s not used in any tournament seeding evaluations. Personally, I like to see if my top 16 actually reach the NCAA Sweet 16.

Our All-American, coach of the year and player of the year submissions do carry weight but the selection is completely subjective. I view it as an entire team, the first five selected based on a traditional lineup with a post included. With that, here’s my final ballot.

Enjoy:

Final 2014 Top 25 Ranking

1. UConn
2. Notre Dame
3. Baylor

4. Tennessee

5. West Virginia
6. Nebraska
7. Kentucky
8. South Carolina
9. Louisville
10. Penn State
11. Duke
12. North Carolina
13. Maryland
14. NC State
15. Stanford
16. Texas A&M
17. Cal
18. Purdue
19. USC
20. Oregon State
21. Gonzaga
22. Michigan State
23. Middle Tennessee
24. Iowa
25. Oklahoma State
 All-American Team
First team
F Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford
F Breanna Stewart, UConn
C Jillian Alleyne, Oregon
G Odyssey Sims, Baylor
G Kayla McBride, Notre Dame
Second team
F Jordan Hooper, Nebraska
F Alyssa Thomas, Maryland
G Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
G Brittany Boyd, California
G Jewell Lyod, Notre Dame
Third team
F Ebony Rowe, Middle Tennessee
F Diamond DeShields, North Carolina
C Jennifer Hamson, BYU
G Bria Hartley, UConn
G Maggie Lucas, Penn State
Coach of the Year: Dawn Staley, South Carolina
Player of the Year: Breanna Stewart, UConn

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