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

7. Saint Joseph's 14. La Salle