Pre-season polls beginning to roll out

Cal Poly is tabbed to top the Big West Conference:

Media Poll Results
1. Cal Poly (11) – 200
2. UC Santa Barbara (11) – 191
3. UC Davis (2) – 169
4. UC Riverside – 120
5. Cal State Fullerton – 107
6. UC Irvine – 91
7. Cal State Northridge – 73
8. Pacific – 66
9. Long Beach State – 63

In the Western Athletic Conference, Louisiana Tech is projected to finish first:

2011-12 Preseason Women’s Basketball Media Poll
Rank Teams (1st-Place Votes) Points
1 Louisiana Tech (13) 144
2 Fresno State (3) 129
3 Utah State (3) 126
4 Nevada 80
5 Hawai‘i 72
6 New Mexico State 59
7 Idaho 52
8 San Jose State 22

Delaware is picked to lead the Colonial Athletic Association:

1. Delaware
2. VCU
3. James Madison
4. Hofstra
5. Drexel, Old Dominion (tie)
7. UNC Wilmington
8. George Mason
9. William & Mary
10. Georgia State
11. Towson
12. Northeastern

Other college news:

ESPN will televise a record 108 basketball games this year.

Big 12 media day report.

Conference realignment was a hot topic at Big 12 media day.

Tennessee freshman point guard Ariel Massengale made her first trip back to practice sidelines today since colliding with teammate Cierra Burdick last week and showing concussion-like symptoms. She is day-to-day.

Three of Xavier’s players go waaaaaaay back.

Recruiting:

Two have now de-committed from Penn State.

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