DICKINSON, N.D. - Black Hills State is the pick of the conference coaches in the Dakota Athletic Conference 2010-11 Women's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Poll. Dakota State was picked to finish eighth.
The Yellow Jackets received seven first-place votes to top the balloting. Minot State is second and Valley City State is third with a first-place vote.
South Dakota School of Mines finished fourth in the poll, followed by Dickinson State, Mayville State and Jamestown.
Dakota State opens their season at home on Nov. 2 against their in-state rival Dakota Wesleyan of the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. at the DSU Fieldhouse.
The DAC conference game begins on Dec. 1. The Trojans travel to Mayville State for their first DAC conference game on Dec. 3 in Mayville, N.D.
Below are the results of the DAC Preseason Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll with first-place votes in parenthesis (coaches could not vote for their own team):
|2009-10 DAC Record||2009-10 Overall Record||2009-10 DAC Place||Total Voting Points|
|Black Hills St. (7)||12-2||26-7||1st||49|
|Valley City St. (1)||7-7||17-13||4th Tie||32|
|Dickinson St.||7-7||15-13||4th Tie||23|
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director