Three MIAA teams debuted in the American Football Coaches Association Preseason Division II poll, led by Northwest Missouri State at No. 4.
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Defending MIAA champion Missouri Western is sixth and Pittsburg State 21st. Other MIAA teams receiving votes were Central Missouri State, Emporia State and Washburn.
The top three: Valdosta State (Ga.), Minnesota State-Mankato and West Texas A
TIGERS GET LONE SUPER TUESDAY SHOT:
Missouri will make one appearance on ESPN’s Super Tuesday lineup of Southeastern Conference basketball games. The Tigers will visit Florida on Feb. 4 for an 8 p.m. tipoff.
Kentucky will make five appearances on the nine-game schedule, Florida three and LSU and Tennessee two. Games will tip off at 6 p.m. or 8 p.m.