St. Thomas tops 2006-07 MIAC Preseason Coach's Poll

11/3/2006 4:34:49 PM
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced today its 2006-07 Winter Preseason Coach's Polls for men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's hockey. The preseason favorites include St. Thomas - Men's Basketball, Concordia - Women's Basketball, St. Thomas - Men's Hockey, and Gustavus - Women's Hockey.

Coaches voted for every team in the conference except their own team. Points were assigned for each vote (1 for first, 2 for second, etc.). Teams are ranked in order of lowest point total to highest with first place votes shown in parentheses.

MIAC Men's Basketball
2005-06 MIAC co-champion St. Thomas earned the top spot in the preseason poll this year. The Tommies received eight first place votes and beat out Saint John's, and Carleton for first place in the poll. Men's Basketball non-conference action begins Friday, November 17 with MIAC conference games beginning Wednesday, November 29.
1. St. Thomas (8)
2. Saint John's (1)
3. Carleton (2)
4. Gustavus
5. Hamline
6. Bethel
7. Concordia
8. St. Olaf
9. Saint Mary's
10. Macalester
11. Augsburg