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Despite returning four starters from last season’s NCAA Tournament team, St. Bonaventure was picked to finish 11th in the 16-team Atlantic 10 in the league’s preseason poll which was announced on Thursday.
Saint Joseph’s was picked first followed by Saint Louis, VCU, Temple, Massachusetts, Butler, LaSalle, Dayton, Xavier, Richmond, the Bonnies, Charlotte, George Washington, Fordham, Rhode Island and Duquesne. VCU and Butler are newcomers to the league.
The Bonnies were also shutout from the preseason all-league teams which also includes the all defensive and rookie teams.