The Conference USA women's basketball coaches preseason poll, released Thursday, made the men's 10th place projection look like sycophant flattery as far as FIU.
Great expectations? Low expectations? Try no expectations -- 13th out of 14, ahead of only North Texas.
That results from being in a total rebuilding situation after the first wholesale coaching staff change in over three decades and the best returning player (forward Kiandre'a Pound) off a 3-26, 0-18 in conference play team won't be returning until she's finished with the reproductive process next year.
Middle Tennessee State, 29-5 in conference play since joining CUSA, is the preseason favorite.