MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

October 26, 2012

Polls have NSU women fourth

By Kenton Brooks
Phoenix Staff Reports





KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Northeastern State women’s basketball team was picked to finish fourth in the 2012-13 MIAA preseason coaches and media Polls, the league announced today.

The RiverHawks will be competing in their inaugural season in the MIAA, and they are coming off three-straight seasons with at least 25 wins.

“Being selected this high shows that we have been noticed by the people in the MIAA, and it is a show of respect within the region,” NSU head women’s basketball coach Randy Gipson said. “At the same time, I’ve never been one to put much stock into the preseason polls. We’ll think about it for about 10 seconds and then move on. We have to get ready to play our first scrimmage right now.”

Washburn, who won both the MIAA regular season and postseason tournament, sits atop the poll. Pittsburg State, who won the NCAA South Central Regional last year, is ranked second. The third place squad is Emporia State.

 

Preseason Coaches Poll

1.  Washburn (8)    189

2. Pittsburg State (6)    178

3. Emporia State (1)    171

4. Northeastern State    154

5. Fort Hays State                    139

6. Central Missouri    135

7. Truman      112

8. Central Oklahoma    110

T9. Lincoln    65

T9. Missouri Southern    65

11.  Missouri Western    64

T12.Lindenwood     62

T12. Southwest Baptist                62

14. Northwest Missouri    51

15.  Nebraska Kearney    18

 

 Media Poll

1. Washburn (8)    257

2. Pittsburg State (8)    254

3. Emporia State (2)    235

4. Northeastern State    204

5. Fort Hays State    193

6. Central Missouri    183

7. Central Oklahoma    156

8. Truman    152

9. Lindenwood    117

10. Southwest Baptist    93

11. Lincoln    87

12. Missouri Western    69

13. Missouri Southern    65

14. Northwest Missouri    60

15. Nebraska Kearney    35