The Temple women's basketball team was picked to finish third in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll, behind Xavier and Dayton, in a vote of the league's head coaches.
Saint Joseph's was picked to finish fourth and La Salle 14th.
Temple junior Kristen McCarthy was picked to the A-10 preseason first team and senior Qwedia Wallace was a third-team selection.
Predicted order of finish (first-place votes in parentheses):
1. Xavier (12) 8. St. Bonaventure
2. Dayton (2) 9. G. Washington
3. Temple 10. Saint Louis
4. Charlotte 11. Massachusetts
5. Richmond 12. Rhode Island
6. Duquesne 13. Fordham