Fort Hays picked over Northwest Missouri in preseason MIAA basketball polls

10/23/2013 4:46 PM

10/23/2013 4:46 PM

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 Missouri 129
4. Northeastern State (1) 127
5. Central Oklahoma (1) 113
6. Missouri Southern (1) 104
7. Washburn 101
8. Pittsburg State 93
9. Emporia State 83
10. Lindenwood 81
11. Missouri Western 54
12. Southwest Baptist 46
13. Nebraska-Kearney 26
14. Lincoln 15
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 Oklahoma 234
7. Pittsburg State 204
8. Lindenwood 195
9. Missouri Southern (1) 194
10. Emporia State 164
11. Southwest Baptist 103
12. Missouri Western 102
13. Nebraska-Kearney 64
14. Lincoln 30

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