Coming off a 26-3 season a year ago, Warren Caruso's Husson basketball team was selected as the preseason favorite in the coaches poll while the women were picked #3. Husson received 7 of the 10 first pace votes and a total of 97 points in the poll, well ahead of Castleton who was picked to finish second with a total of 79 points.

The Eagles return 2013 North Atlantic Conference Player of the Year Trevon Butler as well as dynamic guard Raheem Anderson who as a freshman led the league in scoring prior to breaking his foot after the eighth game and missing the rest of the season.

Husson will open the season Thursday at home against St. Joes.

2014-15 NAC Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll

Team Points (First Place Votes)
1. Husson 97 (7)
2. Castleton 79 (2)
3. Colby-Sawyer 78
4. Lyndon 62
5. UMaine-Farmington 55
6. Thomas 53
7. New England College 40
8. Green Mountain 37 (1)
9. Johnson State 32
10. Maine Maritime 17
Courtesy: Husson Athletics / Monty Rand Photography

Kissy Walker's women's team was picked to finish 3rd behind Castleton and Colby-Sawyer who tied for the top spot, each receiving 5 first place votes.

Husson returns 9 players form last years team including 4 starters. Sophomore Chandler Guerrette is the teams top returning scorer after averaging 13 points per game as a freshman.

2014-15 NAC Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll

Team Points (First Place Votes)
T1. Castleton 94 (5)
T1. Colby-Sawyer 94 (5)
3. Husson 80
4. Maine Maritime 67
5. New England College 59
6. UMaine-Farmington 52
7. Johnson State 44
8. Lyndon 25
9. Thomas 21
10. Green Mountain 14