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The America East Conference basketball coaches have picked the Maine women's team to finish in 6th place and the men's team to finish in 8th. The poll has Albany as the #1 women's team. Vermont is picked #1 on the men's side.

The two-time reigning champion Albany women's  team received all eight votes for the #1 spot. The Vermont men got 6 of the 9 first place votes.

Coach Richard Barron and his Black Bears get the #6 ranking with co-rookie of the year Liz Wood returning for her sophomore year. The Bears will play many of their games at the new Cross Center in Bangor.

Coach Ted Woodward and his Black Bears men's team finished 11-19 last year. Only five players return with seven new players on the squad.

 

 

Here are the full men's and women's polls...

 

2013-14 America East Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll
Rank (first-place votes)    Points
1. Albany (8)                     64

2. Hartford                        54

3. Stony Brook                  48

4. New Hampshire (1)         46

5. Vermont                       30

6. Maine                           27

7. UMBC                           24

8. Binghamton                   23

9. UMass Lowell                 8

2013-14 Preseason Poll
Rank    Team (1st-place votes)        Points
1.          Vermont (6)                                      64
2.          Stony Brook (3)                                 58
3.          Albany                                             49
4.          Hartford                                           44
5.          New Hampshire                                  31
6.          UMBC                                               28
7.          Binghamton                                       24
8.          Maine                                               20
9.          UMass Lowell                                      8