CofC Women's Basketball Picked to Finish Third in the League
Members of the Southern Conference media selected the College of Charleston women's basketball team to finish third in the league behind Samford and Chattanooga, which was voted as the preseason favorite to win the SoCon regular season title in 2009-10, reflecting the decision made by the league coaches last week. The Lady Mocs are seeking their 11th consecutive regular season crown.
Chattanooga received 12 of the 15 first place votes and 160 points overall. The Lady Mocs edged second-place Samford by eight points.
The Bulldogs received two first place votes and 152 points overall. The Cougars, who finished last season with a record 23 overall wins and 14 league wins, came in third with 130 points.
Earning the final first place vote was Western Carolina, which was picked to finish fourth. The Lady Catamounts garnered 118 points overall.
Davidson (104) was selected to finish fifth followed by UNC Greensboro (81) at sixth. Georgia Southern (80) came in at seventh, while Appalachian State (66) was chosen to finish eighth in the league.
Furman (46), Elon (29) and Wofford (24) rounded out the poll, picked to finish ninth, 10th and 11th respectively.
The 2010 Southern Conference Tournament will be held March 4-8 in Charlotte, N.C.
The Cougars open the season Nov. 13th at #5 North Carolina in a 7 p.m. game, before returning to Charleston to host the Clemson Tigers Monday, Nov. 16th at 7 p.m. For ticket information call 843.953.CofC (2632) of visit www.CofCSports.com.
SoCon Women's Basketball Media Preseason Poll
Team (1st Place Votes), Total Points
1. Chattanooga (12), 160
2. Samford (2), 152
3. College of Charleston, 130
4. Western Carolina (1), 118
5. Davidson, 104
6. UNC Greensboro, 81
7. Georgia Southern, 80
8. Appalachian State, 66
9. Furman, 46
10. Elon, 29
11. Wofford, 24