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MASCAC Women’s Basketball Pre-Season Poll Announced

MASCAC Women’s Basketball Pre-Season Poll Announced

Falcons slated to finish fifth in 2017-18 MASCAC Women's Basketball preseason poll

FITCHBURG, Mass. – The Fitchburg State women's basketball team was selected fifth in the 2017-18 MASCAC Women's Basketball Pre-Season Coaches Poll as announced by the league office Wednesday afternoon.

The Rams of Framingham State and the Owls of Westfield State University were selected to win the 2017-18 MASCAC Women's Basketball title. Framingham State finished with a total of 31 points, including two first place votes, while Westfield State, the defending MASCAC women's basketball regular-season and post-season tournament champions, received three first place ballots to amass a total of 31 points as well.

Next up was Bridgewater State in the third spot with a total of 27 points, which included one first place vote, while Worcester followed in fourth with 20 points. Sitting in fifth were the Falcons of Fitchburg State University with 14 points, while MCLA and Salem State closed out this year's preseason poll in sixth and seventh with 13 and 11 points respectively.

The Fitchburg State women's basketball team opens its 2017-18 season next week as it hosts the Cougars of Clark University on Wednesday, November 15th for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff.

The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, the nation's first Division III men's and women's playing conference, has a rich and storied tradition of competitive success while celebrating excellence in the classroom. MASCAC core member schools include Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, MCLA, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester State University. Two other institutions, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Plymouth State University, are affiliate members of the conference in the sports of football and men's ice hockey, while Western Connecticut State University joined the conference as an affiliate member in football beginning in 2013-14.


2017-18 MASCAC Women's Basketball Pre-Season Coaches Poll

  1. Framingham State (2)

31 points

  1. Westfield State (3)

31 points

  1. Bridgewater State (1)

27 points

  1. Worcester State

20 points

  1. Fitchburg State

14 points

  1. MCLA (1)

13 points

  1. Salem State

11 points


Portions Of Release Courtesy of the MASCAC SID Office