By Harry Allison

Villanova has been predicted to finish 9th in the Colonial preseason poll of head coaches and media relations directors::

  1. James Madison (20 first-place votes)       238
  2. Towson (3 first-place votes)                        217
  3. Maine (1 first-place vote)                             201
  4. Elon                                                                       164
  5. Delaware                                                             162
  6. Stony Brook                                                        151
  7. New Hampshire                                                109
  8. Rhode Island                                                      104
  9. VILLANOVA                                                        84
  10. Richmond                                                            62
  11. William & Mary                                                 58
  12. UAlbany                                                               34