Augusta Tabbed 10th In PBC Preseason Poll

Augusta Tabbed 10th In PBC Preseason Poll

 

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University women's basketball team was picked to finish 10th in the Peach Belt Conference Preseason Poll, as voted on by the league's head coaches and released by the league office Thursday afternoon.

 

The Jaguars are coming off a 13-13 record and begin a new era under first-year head coach Millette Green. Green has seven returning players, six new signees, and new assistant coach Lauren Johnson.

 

"I am pleased with the start of our preseason," Green said. "The players are excited about this upcoming season and it is evident in their commitment to improving daily. As a coach, you always want to coach a motivated group. I am excited to see the transition process throughout this upcoming season."

 

The PBC coaches voted the Lander Bearcats to the top of the women's basketball preseason coaches poll. Lander received eight of a possible 11 first-place votes for 116 points, just ahead of Columbus State at 111. Francis Marion was third with 98, while Clayton State was fourth with 90. North Georgia was fifth, USC Aiken sixth, Georgia College seventh and UNC Pembroke eighth. Flagler, Augusta, Georgia Southwestern, and Young Harris rounded out the voting.

 

The 2017-18 season will undergo several revisions as conference membership has changed from last year. The divisional structure is gone and teams will compete in a true double round-robin this year. The top eight teams will advance to tournament play where, for the first time, the men's and women's final four will be split; each hosted by the highest remaining seed following quarterfinal play.

 

The 2017 women's coaches poll is below. Teams were given 11 points for a first-place vote, 10 for a second and so on.  Coaches were not permitted to rank their own teams.

 

 

2017 PBC Women's Basketball
Preseason Coaches Poll

Rank

Team

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

Total

1.

Lander

8

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

116

2.

Columbus State

4

5

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

111

3.

Francis Marion

0

3

6

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

98

4.

Clayton State

0

2

3

4

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

90

5.

North Georgia

0

0

0

4

4

2

1

0

0

0

0

77

6.

USC Aiken

0

0

1

0

4

4

1

0

1

0

0

69

7.

Georgia College

0

0

0

1

1

3

2

3

1

0

0

58

8.

UNC Pembroke

0

0

0

1

0

2

5

1

1

1

0

54

9.

Flagler

0

0

1

0

0

1

2

1

2

1

3

40

10.

Augusta

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

3

2

2

3

30

11.

Georgia Southwestern

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

5

3

1

30

12.

Young Harris

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

5

5

19

 

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