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Fort Hays picked over Northwest Missouri in preseason MIAA basketball polls

Updated: 2013-10-23T21:46:25Z

Fort Hays State was picked over Northwest Missouri State to win the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in men’s basketball by the league’s coaches and media.

The Tigers, who tied for the regular-season title with Central Missouri last season, were first in the coaches’ poll despite receiving one fewer first-place vote than the Bearcats, who reached the tournament championship game. Fort Hays got four more first-place votes in the media poll. The Mules, who beat Northwest for last season’s tournament championship, were third in both polls.

MIAA preseason coaches poll

Team (first-place votes) Points
1. Fort Hays State (5)153
2. Northwest Missouri (6)149
3. Central Missouri129
4. Northeastern State (1)127
5. Central Oklahoma (1)113
6. Missouri Southern (1)104
7. Washburn101
8. Pittsburg State93
9. Emporia State83
10. Lindenwood81
11. Missouri Western54
12. Southwest Baptist46
13. Nebraska-Kearney26
14. Lincoln15

MIAA preseason media poll

Team (first-place votes) Points
1. Fort Hays State (13)353
2. Northwest Missouri (9)330
3. Central Missouri (2)301
4. Northeastern State (1)296
5. Washburn (1)265
6. Central Oklahoma234
7. Pittsburg State204
8. Lindenwood195
9. Missouri Southern (1)194
10. Emporia State164
11. Southwest Baptist103
12. Missouri Western102
13. Nebraska-Kearney64
14. Lincoln30

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