Eureka was selected to finish tied for fifth in the 2019-20 preseason St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason poll.
The poll, which was conducted by league women's basketball coaches, featured Spalding in the top spot with 70 overall votes, including two of the nine first-place votes.
Greenville followed with 64 overall votes and three first-place votes, and Wester finished third with a poll-high four first-place votes. Westminster was fourth with 52 votes, followed by Eureka and Fontbonne with 41.
LAST TIME AROUND
Last November, Eureka earned its second non-conference victory of the 2018-19 season Saturday afternoon at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center in an 82-53 rout.
Eureka's 82 points scored marked its largest offensive output versus a non-conference Division III opponent since a 96-56 win at Wooster on Dec. 21, 2017. The final 29-point margin also represented the Red Devils' biggest win over Rockford since a 68-38 victory in the old Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference on Feb. 21, 1998.
The Red Devils hold a 16-15 edge over the Regents in the all-time series.