FORT MYERS, Fla. - ESPN.com women's basketball columnist Charlie Creme is officially on the FGCU Women’s Basketball bandwagon. Creme states that many of the usual suspects will litter the top of the 2010-11 preseason rankings in November (UConn, Baylor, Stanford), but thinks that the Eagles are a team to keep an eye on.
Creme ranked Coach Karl Smesko’s Eagles 55th on his early look at the preseason top-64. The Blue and Green, who have compiled a 72-21 overall Division I record, are the lone member of Atlantic Sun Conference on the list.
“Considering the great players we lost to graduation, I think being included as one of the top teams in the nation speaks volumes to the national respect our program is earning,” said Smesko.