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Gold Rush leads the way in GCAC coaches poll
For immediate release . . . October 4, 2007

    NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana was picked to finish first in the 2007-08 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball standings, according to a preseason coaches poll announced Thursday.
    The Gold Rush, which was 22-10 in 2006-07 and shared the GCAC regular-season title with Tougaloo, received seven of 10 first-place votes and 79 points. LSU-Shreveport, winner of the last two GCAC tournaments, was second with 67 points. LSUS, third-place Mobile and fourth-place Tougaloo received one first-place vote apiece.
    Xavier will attempt to win consecutive GCAC regular-season championships for the first time since the league's first two seasons, 1981-82 and 1982-83.
    Xavier will visit Texas in a Friday, Nov. 2 exhibition, then open the season at home on Tuesday, Nov. 6 against Wesley (Miss.). The GCAC opener will be Thursday, Jan. 3 at Belhaven, and the GCAC home opener will be Thursday, Jan. 10 against SUNO.

Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Men's Basketball
2007-08 Preseason Coaches Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses)

No. School Points
1. Xavier (7) 79
2. LSU-Shreveport (1) 67
3. Mobile (1) 60
4. Tougaloo (1) 57
5. Spring Hill 47
6. William Carey 40
7. Dillard 36
8. Belhaven 27
9. SUNO 24
10. Loyola 13

Xavier in previous GCAC men's basketball coaches polls: 6th in 2006-07, 3rd in 2004-05, 4th in 2003-04, 5th in 2002-03, 2nd in 1992-93, 1st in 1991-92, 6th in 1989-90, 4th in 1988-89, 2nd in 1987-88 (only data available).


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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