10/9-Mules and Jennies Bball News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  Missouri Southern and Northwest Missouri were picked atop of the 2018-19 MIAA Coaches and Media Preseason Basketball Polls. MSSU was tabbed in the top spot by the coaches and NWMSU was selected first by the media.

Coaches Poll
Missouri Southern was tabbed atop of the coaches poll with 157 points and six first-place votes. The Lions narrowly edged out Northwest Missouri for the top spot. The Bearcats had 155 points and seven first-place votes in the poll. Washburn was slotted third with 132 points and one first-place vote. Central Missouri came in fourth place with 128 points and Central Oklahoma and Pittsburg State tied for fifth with 118 points.

Fort Hays State was selected at seventh and Lindenwood was slotted at eighth. In ninth was Lincoln followed by Nebraska Kearney to round out the top 10. Emporia State finished 11th as Northeastern State was tabbed to finish 12th in the poll. Southwest Baptist was projected 13th and Missouri Western closed out the coaches poll.

MIAA Coaches Poll
Missouri Southern (6) – 157
Northwest Missouri (7) – 155
Washburn (1) – 132
Central Missouri – 128 
Central Oklahoma – 118
Pittsburg State – 118
Fort Hays State – 104
Lindenwood – 87
Lincoln – 68
Nebraska Kearney – 66
Emporia State – 47
Northeastern State – 40
Southwest Baptist – 30
Missouri Western – 24

Media Poll
Northwest Missouri claimed the top spot in the media poll. The Bearcats led the poll with 262 points and six first-place votes. Missouri Southern missed the top spot by a single point as it received 261 points with 10 first-place votes. Similar to the coaches poll, Washburn was tabbed third with 237 points and Central Missouri was picked fourth with 225 points. The Ichabods earned three first-place votes in the poll. Pittsburg State rounded out the top-five with 212 points and one first-place vote.

Fort Hays State picked up a first-place vote and finished in sixth place with 208 points. In the seventh spot was Central Oklahoma followed by Lindenwood in eighth place and Nebraska Kearney in ninth. Lincoln closed out the top 10 as Emporia State was slotted in 11th and Missouri Western and Southwest Baptist tied for the 12th position and Northeastern State rounded out the media poll.

Media Poll
Northwest Missouri (6) – 262
Missouri Southern (10) – 261
Washburn (3) – 237
Central Missouri – 225
Pittsburg State (1) – 212
Fort Hays State (1) – 208
Central Oklahoma – 163
Lindenwood – 150
Nebraska Kearney – 123
Lincoln – 119
Emporia State – 79
Missouri Western – 66
Southwest Baptist – 66
Northeastern State – 35




KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Central Missouri was selected first in both the 2018 MIAA Coaches and Media Women’s Basketball Preseason polls.

Coaches Poll
The Jennies received all 169 points and 13 first-place votes to earn the top spot in the coaches poll. Fort Hays State was tabbed second in the poll with 154 points and one first-place vote. Emporia State was slotted third with 131 points and Washburn was picked fourth at 126 points. Central Oklahoma rounded out the top-five with 113 points.

Missouri Western and Pittsburg State both tied for the sixth spot in the poll. In eighth was Lindenwood followed by Nebraska Kearney in ninth and Missouri Southern at 10th. Southwest Baptist was tabbed to finish 11th and Northeastern State came in at 12th. Northwest Missouri was picked 13th and Lincoln closed out the coaches poll.

Coaches Poll
Central Missouri (13) – 169 
Fort Hays State (1) – 154
Emporia State – 131
Washburn – 126
Central Oklahoma -113
Missouri Western – 104
Pittsburg State – 104
Lindenwood – 90
Nebraska Kearney – 73

Missouri Southern – 63
Southwest Baptist – 61
Northeastern State – 42
Northwest Missouri – 31
Lincoln – 13

Media Poll
UCM received 291 points and 20 first-place votes to hold the top spot for the media poll. Identical to the coaches poll, Fort Hays State finished second with one first-place vote and 265 points. Washburn was slotted third with 220 points and Emporia State came in fourth with 216 points. The top five was rounded out by Pittsburg State with 203 points. 

Sixth place was shared by Central Oklahoma and Lindenwood with 177 points each. Missouri Western was tabbed in eighth place followed by Nebraska Kearney in ninth and Southwest Baptist at 10th. Missouri Southern came in at 11th as Northwest Missouri finished 12th and Northeastern State was 13th. Lincoln rounded out the media poll. 

Media Poll
Central Missouri (20) – 291
Fort Hays State (1) – 265
Washburn – 220
Emporia State – 216
Pittsburg State – 203
Central Oklahoma – 177
Lindenwood – 177
Missouri Western – 159
Nebraska Kearney – 146
Southwest Baptist – 113
Missouri Southern – 88 
Northwest Missouri – 68
Northeastern State – 59
Lincoln – 23