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Saint Joseph's College of Maine
 
November 13, 2009

Monks Picked Third in GNAC Preseason Poll

STANDISH, ME - Defending GNAC Champion Saint Joseph's College has been picked to finish third in the conference this coming season, according to a preseason poll voted upon by the GNAC Men's Basketball head coaches.

One point separated the top two teams in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Preseason Men's Basketball Coaches Poll with the Falcons of Albertus Magnus being tabbed as the favorite to win the GNAC.

The Falcons, which tallied 64 points, are coming off a 2008-09 regular season in which they finished seventh in the GNAC with a 9-9 record and 14-13 record overall, while advancing to the conference semifinals.

Emerson earned the No. 2 spot in the coaches' poll after advancing to the 2008-09 GNAC quarterfinals, falling to Albertus Magnus, 78-50.

Rounding out the coaches' poll, Saint Joseph's was tabbed as the No. 3 selection. Emmanuel and Johnson & Wales round out the top five, while Rivier edged Norwich for the sixth spot. Lasell, Mount Ida and Suffolk rounded out the poll in the No. 8, No. 9, and No. 10 spots, respectively.

The Monks, 21-8 overall and 12-6 in GNAC play last season, will kick off the 2010 campaign with a home game against University of New England on Sunday, November 15th at 3:00 PM.

 

2009 Men's Basketball Preseason Poll

Total

Rank

Team  

 

1.

Albertus Magnus   

64 points

2.

Emerson  

63

3.

Saint Joseph's (Maine)  

62

4.

Emmanuel

57

5.

Johnson and Wales

38

6.

Rivier

34

7.

Norwich

30

8.

Lasell

27

9.

Mount Ida

18

10.

Suffolk  

12

 

 

 *Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams.