ECHL Preseason Coaches Poll

PRINCETON, N.J. – ECHL.com recently asked league coaches to predict the order of finish for their respective division.

In the Northern Division, a first-place vote is nine points, second place is eight points, continuing down to ninth-place which is one point. In the Southern Division, a first-place vote is eight points, second place is seven points, continuing to eighth place which is one point. In the Central Division and the Pacific Division, a first-place vote is worth seven points, second place is six points, continuing to seventh place which is one point.

Here are the results for each of the four divisions.

2003 ECHL Preseason Coaches Poll
(First-Place Votes In Parentheses)

Northern Division
1. Reading (4), 71 points
2. Peoria (2), 65 points
3. Atlantic City (1), 61 points
4. Trenton, 56 points
5. Toledo, 40 points
6. Cincinnati (1), 36 points
7. Wheeling (1), 34 points
8. Johnstown, 25 points
9. Dayton, 17 points

Southern Division
1. Florida (4), 55 points
2. Columbia (1), 48 points
3. South Carolina (2), 44 points
4. Charlotte, 37 points
5. Florence, 34 points
6. Greensboro (1), 31 points
7. Roanoke, 22 points
8. Greenville, 19 points

Central Division
1. Louisiana (2), 41 points
2. Mississippi (2), 38 points
3. Pensacola, 30 points
4. Gwinnett (1), 28 points
5. Augusta, 24 points
6. Columbus (1), 19 points
7. Texas (1), 16 points

Western Division
1. San Diego (4), 45 points
2. Idaho (3), 44 points
3. Fresno, 25 points
4. Bakersfield, 23 points
5. Las Vegas, 22 points
6. Long Beach, 19 points
7. Alaska, 18 points