NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The University of the Sciences men's basketball team has been tabbed to finish fourth in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) South, as the league released the 2018-19 CACC Preseason Coaches Poll on Wednesday.
USciences has finished in the top four of the seven-team CACC South, with a winning conference record, for six straight seasons, therefore earning a bid to six consecutive CACC Tournaments.
Last year, the Devils finished tied for third at 11-8 (16-13 overall), before going on to defeat CACC North champion Bloomfield in the CACC Quarterfinals.
Defending CACC Tournament champion Jefferson narrowly edged out defending CACC South champion Goldey-Beacom by three points for the top spot in South Division Poll, despite the Lightning receiving 10 of a possible 14 first-place votes. The Rams received the other four.
Wilmington, the team USciences tied for third with last year, came in at third in the poll, while Holy Family rounded out the top-five, and Holy Family and Chestnut Hill were sixth and seventh.
In the North, defending East Region finalist Bloomfield topped Dominican by just two points, receiving 8-of-14 top-votes, with the Chargers receiving the other six.
Caldwell, Post, Felician, Concordia and Nyack occupied spots three through seven.
2018-19 CACC MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON COACHES POLL
1. Bloomfield College 92 (8 first-place votes)
2. Dominican College 90 (6)
3. Caldwell University 67
4. Post University 45
5. Felician University 39
6. Concordia College 34
7. Nyack College 16
1. Jefferson 88 (4)
2. Goldey-Beacom College 85 (10)
3. Wilmington University 63
4. University of the Sciences 48
5. Holy Family University 45
6. Georgian Court University 34
7. Chestnut Hill College 29