- Nov 21, 2019
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – All 15 head coaches from the mighty Atlantic 10 conference met members of the media at the Barclays Center on Thursday to discuss the upcoming season.
The Atlantic 10 also released its preseason poll for the 2022-23 season. Pollsters picked St. Bonaventure to finish 10th as the Bonnies received 194 votes overall.
The Brown and White find themselves in a much different predicament this season as opposed to a season ago when they were the unanimous preseason favorites.
“I would rather be the favorite than the guy picked 15th,” joked Mark Schmidt, who enters his 16th season as the head coach at St. Bonaventure. “But as the favorite, every game is the biggest game on the schedule for your opponent. You have a huge target on your chest.”
But preseason polls mean nothing in the Atlantic 10. Just look at recent history.
Last year, Richmond went on an incredible run in D.C. to capture the Atlantic 10 championship. The Spiders then went on to upset Iowa in the first round...