Langston’s women are picked to repeat as the Red River Athletic Conference champions in 2012-2013. But the coaches think it’s going to be close.
The Lady Lions received 120 points in the preseason poll, one more than LSU-Shreveport at 119. Both squads garnered 4 first-place votes.
Langston is the four-time defending RRAC champion, but the program is under new management this season. David Johnson, a former Pepperdine assistant, was tabbed to lead the program in August.
The Lady Lions open the season on Nov. 3 at St. Gregory’s. The first home contest will be on Nov. 29 against Bacone, the only other RRAC opponent in Oklahoma, to begin conference play. Then it’s a quick turnaround as the Langston will travel to Shreveport to take on the Lady Pilots in a battle of the preseason conference favorites.
Preseason Red River Athletics Conference poll:
|1.||Langston University (Okla.) (4)||120|
|2.||LSU Shreveport (4)||119|
|3.||Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) (2)||114|
|4.||Texas Wesleyan University||99|
|5.||Wiley College (Texas) (1)||89|
|6.||SW Assemblies of God University (Texas)||65|
|7.||Jarvis Christian College (Texas)||60|
|9.||University of St. Thomas (Texas)||47|
|10.||Bacone College (Okla.)||43|
|11.||Huston-Tillotson University (Texas)||26|
|University of the Southwest (N.M.)||26|