USILA Division I Coaches' Preseason Poll: Syracuse No. 1
The Syracuse Orange are No. 1 in the preseason USILA Coaches Poll, released on Monday, January 27. Syracuse, the NCAA runner-up a year ago, received four first-place votes and 240 points overall, four ahead of No. 2 North Carolina, which also received four first-place votes. Defending NCAA champion Duke also earned four first-place nods to finish ten behind the Orange in third place, with Maryland (6th place) earning the lone other top vote.
Also receiving votes: Harvard, Fairfield, Towson, Drexel, UMass, Bryand, Hofstra, Air Force, Stony Brook, Army, Navy