Lady Blues Ranked 6th In Pre Season Basketball Poll

The Washburn Lady Blues were picked No. 6 in the WBCA/USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25 Preseason Poll which was released today. The Lady Blues were ranked No. 8 in the final poll last season after finishing with a 29-4 overall record. The poll marks the 88th consecutive week the Lady Blues have been ranked. Washburn opens the 2007-08 season on Thursday night in Manhattan, Kan., with an exhibition game with Kansas State at 7 p.m.
Washburn was picked second in the MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll behind Emporia State, who was picked at No. 3 in the national poll receiving one first-place vote.
Missouri Western was the only other MIAA school to be listed coming in at No. 17.

USA TODAY ESPN Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Preseason Poll: October 31, 2007

USA TODAY ESPN Division II Top 25 women's basketball poll, with first-place votes to the right, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th.
Rank Institution - First Place Votes Last Year's
Final Rank
Last Year's
Final Record Points
1 University of North Dakota - 12 5 32-4 651
2 Southern Connecticut State University - 12 1 34-2 628
3 Emporia State University (Kan.) - 1 18 22-8 551
4 West Texas A&M University 11 29-5 536
5 Delta State University - Cleveland (Miss.) - 2 7 30-4 496
6 Washburn University (Kan.) 8 29-4 491
7T Bentley College (Mass.) 19 23-8 467
7T Clayton State University (Ga.) -1 4 29-6 467
9 Drury University - Springfield (Mo.) 16 25-9 450
10 University of California - San Diego 3 27-5 340
11 Valdosta State University (Ga.) 15 24-8 321
12 Texas A&M University-Commerce 13 28-9 310
13 Shaw University - Raleigh (N.C.) NR 18-10 283
14 University of Alaska Anchorage NR 23-6 240
15 California State University, Chico 10 24-5 237
16 Indiana University of Pennsylvania NR 24-9 205
17 Missouri Western State 9 30-4 162
18 Northern Kentucky University NR 21-8 143
19 Grand Valley State University (Mich.) NR 21-8 139
20 Gannon University (Pa.) NR 25-6 132
21 Glenville State College (W. Va.) 6 33-3 128
22 Augustana College (S.D.) 20 25-7 122
23 Lewis University (Ill.) 12 28-3 121
24 Newberry College (S.C.) NR 24-7 119
25 Florida Institute of Technology NR 23-7 115

Others Receiving Votes: University of Nebraska - Kearney -105; Holy Family University (Pa.) - 97; Anderson University - (S.C.) 76; University of South Carolina Aiken - 75; Concordia University, St. Paul (Minn.) - 68; Rollins College (Fla.) - 68; Michigan Technological University - 65; Regis University (Colo.) - 63; Metropolitan State College of Denver (Colo.) - 62; Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) - 58; University of South Dakota - 46; Lander University (S.C.) - 43; Florida Gulf Coast University - 34; California University of Pennsylvania - 33; Bellarmine University (Ky.) - 30; Ferris State University (Mich.) - 29; North Carolina Central University - 29; Concord University (W.Va.) - 28; Johnson C. Smith University (N.C.) - 27; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - 24; University of Tampa (Fla.) - 19; American International College (Mass.) - 18; University of Charleston (W. Va.) - 18; Minnesota State University, Moorhead - 17; Sonoma State University (Calif.) - 16; Stonehill College (Mass.) - 16; Arkansas Tech University - 15; Georgia College & State University - 14; University of Southern Indiana -10; Columbus State University (Ohio) - 8; Bowie State University (Md.) - 7; Northern Michigan University - 7; Fort Valley State University (Ga.) - 4; University of Pittsburgh Johnstown - (Pa.) 4; Carson-Newman College (Tenn.) - 3; Saint Andrews Presbyterian (N.C.) - 3; Fairmont State University (W.Va.) - 2; Pfeiffer University (N.C.) - 2; Barton College (N.C.) - 1; Elizabeth City State University (N.C.) - 1; West Liberty State College (W.Va.) - 1.


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