The only sport where FCIAC coaches hold their own preseason poll is boys soccer.
And the coaches believe we are looking at a close facsimile of a year ago. Defending champion Greenwich was the overwhelming choice to finish first, getting nine of the 15 first-place votes (obviously two coaches did not submit ballots).
League runner-up Trumbull was picked to finish second, while Norwalk finished third.
All eight league playoff qualifiers from last year were picked to fill those positions again this year.
Here is how the coaches voted, with first-place votes in parenthesis.
1. Greenwich 59(9)
2. Trumbull 44(3)
3. Norwalk 25
4. Ridgefield 20(2)
5. Ludlowe 20(1)
6. Danbury 19
7. Staples 18
8. Stamford 9