Oklahoma is ranked No. 11, and Oklahoma State is No. 21 in The Associated Press preseason women's basketball poll.
Connecticut received all 36 first-place votes, the ninth time that the Huskies are the top team in the preseason.
Duke was second in the poll — it's best ranking since the Blue Devils finished at No. 1 in the final poll of 2007.
Stanford, led by senior Chiney Ogwumike, was third, followed by Tennessee and Louisville.
The Sooners are followed by North Carolina, Penn State, Dayton and LSU.
Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Iowa State, Georgia and Gonzaga round out the poll.
The Sooners were one of five teams in the poll not ranked at the end of last season. The others were LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma State and Gonzaga.