Lady Hornets Ranked #3 In Pre Season Rankings

LADY HORNETS RANKED #3 IN USA TODAY/ESPN DIVISION II COACHES PRESEASON POLL
October 31, 2007-For the eighth time in the last ten ten years the Emporia State Lady Hornet basketball team will start the season in the top ten of the USA TODAY/ESPN/WBCA Division II Coaches Poll. For the second straight year the Lady Hornets are ranked #3 in the preseason rankings.
ESU will be led by two-time All-American Michelle Stueve and 2007 MIAA Freshman of the Year Cassondra Boston. Stueve begins the season 430 points shy of the MIAA career scoring record of 2,159 points set by Becky Reichard from 1994-99 while playing at both Missouri-Rolla and Missouri Western.
ESU opens the exhibition season with a game against Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse on November 8. The Lady Hornets will tip-off the regular season with the Candlewood Suites Classic on November 16-17 in White Auditorium.

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 2007 Final Rank 2007 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 - (Miss.) - 2 7 30-4 496
6 Washburn University (Kan.) 8 28-4 491
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; California University of Pennsylvania - 33; Bellarmine University (Ky.) - 30; Ferris State University (Mich.) - 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 (Ga.) - 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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