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ESU, UCM atop MIAA women's basketball preseason polls

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The two teams whobattled it out in the conference tournament championship last season eachearned a first place spot in this year's polls. Emporia State, who won thetournament championship last season, earned eight first place votes and sitsatop the coaches poll. Central Missouri, who played ESU in the championshipgame, earned 13 first place votes from the media to sit atop that poll.

Washburn, who won the regular season conference championship, got one firstplace vote from the coaches and six from the media as they are picked to finishthird in both polls. Fort Hays State is picked to finish fourth in both pollswith one first place vote from the media as Pittsburg State is prognosticatedto come in fifth. Northeastern State earned the sixth place spot in both pollsafter making it to Kansas City last season.

Both polls continued to remain the same as Northwest Missouri is picked seventhin the each poll and Missouri Western is picked to finish eighth. MissouriSouthern holds onto the ninth spot in both polls as Southwest Baptist waspicked 10th in each poll. Central Oklahoma earned the #11 spot in both polls.

Lincoln holds the 12th spot for both the coaches and the media entering the2013-14 campaign. The final twist comes in the 13th and 14th spots as thecoaches picked Lindenwood 13th and Nebraska-Kearney 14th and the media flipflopped those two slots.

The MIAA slate of game is scheduled to get underway for many teams around theleague on December 5, 2013.

2013-14 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Emporia State (8)        164
2. Central Missouri (5)     158
3. Washburn (1)              143
4. Fort Hays State            130
5. Pittsburg State             124
6. Northeastern State        101
7. Northwest Missouri         94
8. Missouri Western            90
9. Missouri Southern           72
10. Southwest Baptist         66
11. Central Oklahoma         49
12. Lincoln                        36
13. Lindenwood                 28
14. Nebraska-Kearney       19

2013-14 MIAA Preseason Media Poll
1. Central Missouri (13)     359
2. Emporia State (7)          338
3. Washburn (6)                312
4. Fort Hays State (1)        293
5. Pittsburg State             269
6. Northeastern State       267
7. Northwest Missouri      201
8. Missouri Western        187
9. Missouri Southern       171
10. Southwest Baptist     128
11.  Central Oklahoma    101
12. Lincoln                      85
13. Nebraska-Kearney     75
14. Lindenwood              49

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