Women's Basketball Ranked 20th in Preseason Poll

Sunday, October 30, 2011
 

D3hoops.com Preseason Poll
# School (1st place votes) 2010-11 Rec Points
 1 Amherst (13) 32-1 593
 2 Chicago (7) 25-4 590
 3 George Fox (3) 25-6 541
 4 William Paterson (2) 26-4 494
 5 Babson 30-1 484
 6 Calvin 25-5 482
 7 Washington U. 25-6 423
 8 Rochester 21-6 371
 9 Lebanon Valley 28-3 323
10 DePauw 25-4 308
11 Wis.-Stevens Point 27-3 306
12 Denison 28-1 288
13 Mt. Union 26-4 274
14 Bowdoin 24-6 251
15 Greensboro 28-3 238
16 Colby 22-6 203
17 Illinois Wesleyan 27-6 185
18 Thomas More 30-1 178
19 Hope 27-3 167
20 Muhlenberg 23-6 164
21 Wis.-Whitewater 21-7 121
22 Messiah 19-8 109
23 Howard Payne 22-8 106
24 St. Vincent 24-5 105
25 Lewis & Clark 21-7 101
The Muhlenberg women’s basketball team is ranked 20th in the D3hoops.com preseason poll.

The Mules, who are scheduled to open up two weeks

women's basketball seniors
Seniors Katy Rossino, Alexandra Chili, Kathleen Naddaff and Kimberly Mui (left to right) have a three-year record of 70-16 (51-7 in the CC) and have been to three NCAA Tournaments.
from Tuesday at Moravian, had the same rank in the final poll of the 2010-11 season. They went 23-6 last year, winning the Centennial Conference championship and advancing to the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years.

The team Muhlenberg defeated to reach the “Sweet 16,” Rochester, is ranked eighth in the preseason poll, and the team that finally knocked the Mules out, Amherst, is ranked No. 1 as the defending national champion.

Three teams of relevance to the Mules received votes: Williams (37), the team Muhlenberg beat in the first round of the NCAAs, Johns Hopkins (18), the defending CC regular-season champion, and local rivals DeSales (16).

This is the fourth time Muhlenberg has appeared in the D3hoops.com preseason top 25. The Mules were rated 10th prior to the start of the 2009-10 season, 24th in the 2008-09 preseason poll and 20th in 2002-03. They also received votes in the 2006-07 preseason poll.