NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Three-time defending Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) South Division champion University of the Sciences was atop the 2019-20 CACC Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.
The Devils garnered nine of the possible 14 first-place votes to top second-place Jefferson, who received four top-votes, by 10 points with 87.
USciences has won the CACC South four times in the last five seasons, part of qualifying for the CACC Tournament nine years in a row.
The Devils have gone on to win two of the previous three CACC Tournaments.
Georgian Court came in third place ahead of fourth-place Goldey-Beacom, who earned the last first-place vote.
Holy Family, Chestnut Hill and Wilmington rounded out the poll.
In the CACC North, it was Dominican claiming the top spot with 10 top-votes.
Second-place Caldwell and third-place Post split the four others.
Felician, Bloomfield, Concordia and Nyack occupied positions four through seven.
The Devils open their 2019-20 season when they host nationally-ranked Bentley on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
2019-20 CACC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON COACHES POLL
1. Dominican College 85 (10 first-place votes)
2. Caldwell University 70 (2)
3. Post University 69 (2)
4. Felician University 58
5. Bloomfield College 43
6. Concordia College 34
7. Nyack College 26
1. University of the Sciences 87 (9)
2. Jefferson 77 (4)
3. Georgian Court University 65
4. Goldey-Beacom College 58 (1)
5. Holy Family University 39
6. Chestnut Hill College 33
7. Wilmington University 26