BETHLEHEM -

The Kutztown and East Stroudsburg women's basketball teams were picked 5th and 6th respectively in the PSAC East preseason poll on Wednesday.

The poll was released at the schools' annual joint media day in Bethlehem.

Both teams have the potential to be better than last year. The Golden Bears were a bit shocked by their placement, considering they were ranked behind West Chester.

The Golden Bears knocked off the Golden Rams a couple times last season.

Both teams are using their preseason ranks as motivation.