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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Men's hoops: NEC coaches pick MU 10th (women's preseason picks tomorrow)

Please see preceding thread for polls....

Interesting: I also picked MU 10th in Lindy's, while one other national magazine picked MU 10th and another 8th from those I have seen thus far

Below from the NEC web site where there is much more...

On the heels of a thrilling run to the NEC title game a year ago, Sacred Heart has been selected as the 2007-08 NEC men’s basketball preseason favorite, according to a vote of the league’s head coaches. The preseason rankings, along with the league’s preseason all-conference team, were announced during a media teleconference with coaches this afternoon as a prelude to the NEC’s 27th season.

Northeast Conference
2007-08 Men’s Basketball
Preseason Coaches Poll

1. Sacred Heart (8)
2. Robert Morris (3)
3. Wagner
4. Mount St. Mary’s
5. Quinnipiac
Saint Francis (PA)
8. St. Francis (NY)
9. Fairleigh Dickinson
10. Monmouth
11. Long Island

First place votes in parentheses

Sacred Heart received eight first place votes from NEC head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own team. The Pioneers beat out Robert Morris, which received the remaining three first place votes. Wagner was chosen third, followed by Mount St. Mary’s in fourth and Quinnipiac in fifth. Defending NEC champion Central Connecticut State was picked sixth, along with Saint Francis (PA). St. Francis (NY) was tabbed eighth, followed by Fairleigh Dickinson in ninth, Monmouth in tenth and Long Island in eleventh.


Anonymous Hit a free throw said...

This is not a bad thing folks. There are no expectations for the hawks this year so the pressure is "off". There is no bullseye on our backs because we are expected to finish at the bottom. Being picked preseason #1 you are being set up to fail. Everyone is gunning for you the entire season and if you finish near the bottom your season was a bust. So starting from the bottom and earning your way to the top might not be a bad thing for us to try and accomplish and surpise everyone this season. Just my two cents.

12:40 PM, October 31, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, we all know the NEC coaches poll is always wrong. So we're either finishing 11th, or we'll do better than they predict.

11:52 AM, November 01, 2007  
Anonymous Hit a free throw said...

After reading today's article about the coaches poll I hope the team/coaches use this a motivating tool. The word they should use for the season is "RESPECT". It should be hung up in the locker room, worn on T-shirts and said before each game. We need to get back to where teams "respected" monmouth hoops. We are in a prime position to make people remember who and what we are.

12:30 PM, November 01, 2007  

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