We all love pre-season conference polls, especially here in the age of #ConstantContent, but I’ve always thought there should be a second pre-season poll conducted after non-conference play but before league play begins. So I decided to do it this season for #CAAHoops by checking in with some of the league’s best writers and superfans.
While there was a lot of movement between October’s poll and today’s, UNC Wilmington is an even more resounding pick to win it all. Unanimous, in fact, and if we’ve learned anything this year, it’s that polls are the most reliable indicator of the American pulse, so therefore, the season should not even be played.
College of Charleston was a pretty solid pick for second and the Drexel-Delaware-James Madison triumvirate a popular pick for the bottom three, but 3 through 7 were the subject of much debate.
Check it out for yourself (vote totals in parenthesis) and then clip, save and forward to your friends. Following the current poll, I’ll also list the CAA’s official preseason poll so that we can compare and contrast.
Lastly, I can largely assure you our balloting was not impacted by nefarious foreign foes/allies, and that the Cold War remains won in this corner of the world.
#CAAHOOPS FAN/WRITER POLL, 12/31/16
1.) UNC Wilmington 8
2.) College of Charleston 18
3.) Northeastern 33
4.) Hofstra 34
5.) Towson 35
6.) William & Mary 46
7.) Elon 52
8.) Drexel 66
9.) Delaware 72
10.) James Madison 76
CAA PRESEASON POLL
1.) UNC Wilmington
3.) William & Mary
4.) College of Charleston
5.) James Madison
CURRENT POLL VOTERS:
Me (unbiased and totally hinged Hofstra observer)
Mike Brodsky (Northeastern superfan)
Brian Mull (NCAA.com writer & analyst for CAA games on XM)
Dan Crain (Drexel blogger/superfan)
Mike Litos (VCU superfan and radio analyst, founding father of #CAAHoops)
King Kreese (Charleston blogger/superfan)
Vinny Simone (Hofstra/CAA writer for Big Apple Buckets)
JMUSportsBlog (James Madison blogger/superfan)