Women’s Basketball Finishes Sixth in Coaches’ Poll

By Milton Posner The Northeastern women’s basketball team placed sixth in the annual CAA preseason poll released Thursday. Unlike the men’s poll, in which coaches, media relations directors, and media members vote, the women’s poll asks only the coaches, who are barred from voting for their own team. Team Points (First-Place Votes) James Madison Dukes

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