Ripon, WI -- The Beloit College Women's Basketball team has been picked to finish eighth in the Midwest Conference Pre-Season Poll, as voted on by Conference head coaches. The poll was released on Thursday afternoon.
Defending MWC Champion St. Norbert College, with nine first-place votes, earned the top spot followed by Ripon College with the remaining first-place vote.
Carroll University was picked for third, followed by Illinois College, Lake Forest College, Monmouth College, Grinnell College and the Buccaneers. Knox College is picked for ninth and Lawrence University tenth.
Beloit finished 10-13 overall last season, 8-8 in the MWC. Scott Schleis begins his first season as the head coach.
The Buccaneers open their 2010-11 season on Friday, November 19, when they host 9th-ranked Carthage College in Flood Arena at 7:00 p.m.. They open MWC play on Friday, December 3, hosting Monmouth College.