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SBU, MSSU top MIAA preseason cross country polls

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Missouri Southern was the unanimous pick to win the MIAA Men's Cross Country Championship, while in the women's poll four different teams earned first place votes. Southwest Baptist earned the top nod in the women's poll by four points as they received five of the 11 total first place votes. 


In the men's poll Southwest Baptist was picked second with Central Missouri receving the other first place vote and being picked to finish third. Nebraska-Kearney was picked in fourth five points ahead of Northwest Missouri who is picked to finish in fifth place. Just five points behind them is Pittsburg State picked in sixth and three points behind that sits Fort Hays State in seventh. Lindenwood is picked in the eighth slot while Emporia State is picked to finish ninth.

In the women's poll Pittsburg State earned on first place vote and sits just four points behind Southwest Baptist who sits atop the poll. Just one points behind them is Missouri Southern who earned three first place votes and is picked third. Just two points behind that is Nebraska-Kearney who earned the remaining two first place votes on their way to a fourth place pick.

Central Missouri earned the number five slot in the coaches poll while Northwest Missouri was picked to finish sixth overall. Just four points behind the Bearcats is Fort Hays State who is picked to finish sevneth by the coachles. Central Oklahoma earned the eigth slot coming in five points ahead of ninth pick Lindenwood.

Lincoln is picked to finish tenth in the conference race while Emporia State comes in as the eleventh pick.

The MIAA Cross Country Championship is scheduled for Nov. 8 from Bolivar, Mo.

2014 MIAA Preseason Men's Coaches Poll
1. Missouri Southern (8)     64
2. Southwest Baptist           53
3. Central Missouri (1)        48
4. Nebraska-Kearney         41
5. Northwest Missouri        36
6. Pittsburg State               31
7. Fort Hays State              28
8. Lindenwood                   15
9. Emporia State                  8

2014 MIAA Preseason Women's Coaches Poll
1. Southwest Baptist (5)     91
2. Pittsburg State (1)          86
3. Missouri Southern (3)     85
4. Nebraska-Kearney (2)    83
5. Central Missouri             63
6. Northwest Missouri        51
7. Fort Hays State             47   
8. Central Oklahoma         36
9. Lindenwood                   31
10. Lincoln                         20
11. Emporia State             12

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