Charlotte - For the 15th time in the last 16 years, the Liberty women's basketball team has been tabbed as the preseason favorite to win the Big South title.
The defending champion Flames garnered 16 of 22 possible first-place votes and totalled 233 points to 215 for last year's runner-up High Point. Winthrop was picked third, Campbell fourth and Radford fifth. The Liberty men were picked to finish fourth in the Big South North Division behind Campbell, VMI and High Point. Radford was picked fifth, and new Big South member Longwood sixth.