Women's basketball ranks No. 25 in ESPN's way-too-early rankings


Central Michigan women's basketball head coach Sue Guevara talks to the team after the game against Oregon on March 24 at Spokane Arena.

College basketball season has officially come to an end, however at ESPN, it's never too early to begin predicting the 2018-19 season.

ESPN released its annual way-too-early women's basketball Top 25 April 6 and Central Michigan rounded out the field ranked 25th. 

The ranking comes after the Chippewas' historic 30-win season that ended in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament in a loss to Oregon in Spokane, Washington. ESPN awarded the Ducks with the No. 2 ranking. 

The Chippewas finished the 2017-18 season ranked No. 20 in the final Coaches Poll. Because of her team's improbable run in the NCAA Tournament and overall performance, head coach Sue Guevara was named Kay Yow Women's Basketball Coach of the Year. 

This is one of many honors Guevara has earned for the 2017-18 season, including MAC Coach of the Year and coaching the first 30-win season in program history. 

CMU will lose four seniors from this year's Mid-American Conference championship team, those being MAC Player of the Year Tinara Moore, all-time program leader in three-pointers Cassie Breen, Aleah Swary and Amani Corley. 

Starters returning for next season are juniors Reyna Frost and Presley Hudson, along with freshman Micaela Kelly, all of whom averaged double-digits this season.