2008 Preseason Poll

Belles Picked to Finish Fourth in Preseason Poll

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - For the second straight season, the Saint Mary's College basketball team was chosen by the MIAA coaches to finish fourth in the annual preseason poll.

The Belles finished fourth in the league a year ago with a 13-13 overall record and an 8-8 mark in MIAA play.

The league coaches, who are not allowed to vote on their own team, tabbed Hope College as the preseason favorite to take the MIAA title in 2009.

The Belles open up the 2008-09 campaign on Friday, November 21 against Ohio Wesleyan at 6:00 p.m. in the Anderson College Tip-Off Tournament.

2008-09 Coaches' Preseason Poll

(first place votes in parentheses) 

1. Hope 11 (6)

2. Calvin 14.5 (2.5)

3. Albion 21.5 (0.5)

4. Saint Mary's 31

5. Adrian 34

6. Olivet 46

7. Alma and Trine 53

9. Kalamazoo 60