Drexel has been picked to finish ninth in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason men's basketball poll, while Delaware was picked seventh in the 10-team league.
League coaches and sports information directors along with media members voted in the poll.
Drexel junior guard Kurk Lee was named on the honorable mention preseason all-conference team. Delaware had two honorable mention choices, sophomore guard Ryan Allen and senior forward Eric Carter.
Drexel is coming off a 13-20 season in which the Dragons were 6-12 in the CAA. The Dragons improved their win total by four in coach Zach Spiker's second season.
Delaware was 14-19 and 6-12 in the CAA.
Northeastern, which returns all five starters from a 23-10 team, was the preseason pick to win the CAA title. Charleston, which beat Northeastern, 83-76 in overtime to win the CAA tournament, received the other five first place votes and was second.
Here is the preseason poll.
Team (first place votes) total points