Until somebody proves otherwise, South Dakota State is the team to beat in Summit League women's basketball.
The Jackrabbits are the pick of the pre-season in a poll of the league's head coaches, Sports Information Directors and select media members. SDSU has won 5 straight Summit League tournament championships.
Here is the voting... and the pre-season First Five.
The Summit League regular season starts November 8. (The men's poll comes out on Wednesday.)
Summit League Women's Basketball Pre-Season Poll
- South Dakota State (27)
- IUPUI (3)
- South Dakota
- Fort Wayne
- Western Illinois
- North Dakota State
Summit League Women's Basketball Pre-Season First Team
DeAirra Goss, IUPUI
Amanda Hyde, IPFW (Player of the Year)
Ashley Luke, Western Illinois
Nicole Seekamp, South Dakota
Morgan Van Riper-Rose, Denver
Megan Waytashek, South Dakota State