America East Conference women's basketball coaches left little doubt about who's the team to beat. It's the UMaine Black Bears - by a unanimous vote.

Head coaches vote in this poll but cannot vote for their own team.

Coach Amy Vachon led the Bears to a 13-3 AE record (23-10) and the league title a year ago.

Four of the five starters return, including Blanca Millan and Tanesha Sutton. Both were selected the preseason AE All-Conference Team.

The Black Bears open their regular season on November 10th vs Toledo.

2018-19 Women's Basketball Preseason Poll
No. School Points (1st Place)
1. Maine 64 (8)*
T-2 Hartford 53 (1)
T-2 Stony Brook 53
4. UAlbany 39
5. Binghamton 34
6. Vermont 28
7. New Hampshire 25
8. UMBC 19
9. UMass Lowell 9

* Unanimous selection


2018-19 AE Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team

Blanca Millan, Jr., Guard, Maine 
Shania Johnson, Sr., Guard, Stony Brook
Hanna Crymble, Jr. Forward, Vermont
Tanesha Sutton, Sr., Guard, Maine 
Kai Moon, Jr., Guard, Binghamton
Lindsey Abed, Sr., Guard, Hartford