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KWU Tabbed 4th, Bethany 9th/11th in KCAC MBB Preseason Polls

KCAC ReleaseOctober 14, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. — The Eagles of Oklahoma Wesleyan University came out on top of both the media and coaches’ polls that were voted on after the 2020 KCAC Men’s Basketball Media Day, the conference office announced Wednesday. This year’s Basketball Media Day was conducted virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and was broadcast on the KCAC’s Facebook page.

Oklahoma Wesleyan, last year’s conference tournament champion, received seven of the twelve first-place votes that the conference office received from head coaches, and came away with 126 total points in the poll. Ottawa University, the 2019-20 KCAC regular-season champion, finished second in the coaches’ poll with 119 total points and four of the remaining first-place votes. Southwestern College finished third in the poll with 111 total points, followed closely by Kansas Wesleyan in fourth with 104 total points and the final first-place vote.

In the media poll, the top four teams remained the same. Oklahoma Wesleyan received nineteen of a possible twenty-two first-place votes, accumulating 283 total points. Second-place Ottawa tallied 256 total points, and picked up the remaining three first-place votes. Southwestern received 223 total points, good enough for third place, and Kansas Wesleyan was in fourth place with 205 total points.

2020 KCAC MEN’S BASKETBALL MEDIA DAY PRESEASON COACHES POLL

RANKSCHOOLTOTAL POINTS (FIRST PLACE VOTES)
1Oklahoma Wesleyan University126 pts (7 FPV)
2Ottawa University119 pts (4 FPV)
3Southwestern College111 pts
4Kansas Wesleyan University104 pts (1 FPV)
5Bethel College92 pts
6McPherson College83 pts
7York College72 pts
8Friends University71 pts
9Bethany College40 pts
10University of Saint Mary38 pts
T11Avila University33 pts
T11Tabor College33 pts
13Sterling College14 pts

2020 KCAC MEN’S BASKETBALL MEDIA DAY PRESEASON MEDIA POLL

RANKSCHOOLTOTAL POINTS (FIRST PLACE VOTES)
1Oklahoma Wesleyan University283 pts (19 FPV)
2Ottawa University256 pts (3 FPV)
3Southwestern College223 pts
4Kansas Wesleyan University205 pts
5Bethel College196 pts
6McPherson College179 pts
7Friends University169 pts
8York College122 pts
9Avila University98 pts
10University of Saint Mary84 pts
11Bethany College75 pts
12Tabor College65 pts
13Sterling College47 pts

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