October 15, 2002

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Bentley College is the No. 1-ranked team in the
Women’s Division II Bulletin Preseason Top 25, the publication announced in its Preseason Basketball Issue released today.

The Falcons, 20-9 last year, are shooting for their 20th straight 20-win season with three double-digit returning scorers.

“Their are a lot of quality Division II teams this year, but we felt
Bentley has the personnel and coaching to make a serious run at the
title,” said WDIIB editor Gary Rubin. “There will be plenty of
challengers from all over the country. It should be a great season to

Following Bentley in the top five are South Dakota State, North Dakota,
Cal State Bakersfield and Missouri Western.

The WDIIB Preseason Top 25:

  1. Bentley
  2. South Dakota State
  3. North Dakota
  4. Cal State Bakersfield
  5. Missouri Western
  6. Glenville State
  7. USC Aiken
  8. Lake Superior State
  9. Virginia State
  10. Southwest State
  11. Arkansas Tech
  12. Nebraska Kearney
  13. Catawba
  14. St. Mary’s (Texas)
  15. Seattle Pacific
  16. Washburn
  17. North Dakota State
  18. Le Moyne
  19. Florida Tech
  20. California (Pa.)
  21. Quincy
  22. West Liberty State
  23. Rollins
  24. Bellarmine
  25. Shippensburg

    Published by GSR Communications, Women’s Division II Bulletin is
    celebrating its 10th Anniversary season this year and covers Division II women’s basketball on a national level. For more information or to
    subscribe, visit http://home.teleport.com/~gsr.

    Contact: Gary Rubin, gsr@teleport.com

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