Temple was chosen to finish second in the Atlantic Ten Basketball Preseason Poll, released today at the league's media day in Brooklyn.
In a vote done by a panel of head coaches and media members, Temple garnered four first-place votes and a total of 287 points. Xavier was voted first place, with 18 first-place votes and 304 total points.
The Owls finished last season 28-6 (14-2 in Atlantic 10 play) and have won three of the last four Atlantic 10 conference tournaments.
Temple seniors Ramone Moore and Juan Fernandez were named to the Preseason All-Conference First Team. Senior teammate Scootie Randall was named to the Preseason All-Conference Third Team, and freshman Anthony Lee was named Preseason All-Rookie.
Here's how the rest of the league finished in the preseason vote:
Saint Louis was picked third with 239 points, followed by St. Bonaventure (217 points), defending A-10 champion Richmond (196 points) and Dayton (168 points). Saint Joseph's was picked seventh with 165 points, followed by George Washington (163 points), Duquesne (151 points) and Rhode Island (117 points) to complete the Top 10. Charlotte, Massachusetts, La Salle and Fordham rounded out the 14-team league.