SPARTANBURG, S.C. - UNC Greensboro was picked sixth in the Southern Conference's preseason women's basketball media poll, the league announced Wednesday.
The Spartans picked up 81 points in the poll, just edging Georgia Southern, which had 80 points to finish seventh.
Chattanooga, which won its 10th straight regular-season title last season, was the media's pick to win the league, nabbing 12 first-place votes and 160 points. Samford was second with 152 points and two first-place votes.
College of Charleston accumulated 130 points to finish third, while 2009 SoCon tournament champion Western Carolina had 118 points and the remaining first-place vote to finish fourth.
Davidson (104 points) was fifth, followed by UNCG, Georgia Southern, Appalachian State (66), Furman (46), Elon (29) and Wofford (24).
The Spartans finished the 2008-09 campaign with a 13-18 overall record, including a 9-11 mark in SoCon play. UNCG finished seventh in the league last season.
On Friday, UNCG was picked seventh in the SoCon coaches' poll.
UNCG opens the 2009-10 season on Saturday when it hosts Morgan State at 3 p.m. at Fleming Gym.
Team (1st-place votes) Total points
1. Chattanooga (12) 160
2. Samford (2) 152
3. College of Charleston 130
4. Western Carolina (1) 118
5. Davidson 104
6. UNC Greensboro 81
7. Georgia Southern 80
8. Appalachian State 66
9. Furman 46
10. Elon 29
11. Wofford 24
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