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Tiger men selected atop MIAA poll

By The Hays Daily News
The Fort Hays State University men's basketball team, the defending conference champion, was selected atop the MIAA men's preseason coaches poll, released Wednesday morning.

The Tigers are atop the poll with 153 points and five first-place votes, one less than Northwest Missouri State University, which was selected No. 2.

The Tigers earned 353 points and sat atop the preseason media poll with 13 first-place votes. Fort Hays finished 20-8 overall last season and earned a share of their first MIAA regular-season title.

Click here to listen to all the MIAA coaches in the MIAA's Virtual Media Day.

Below are both polls:

2013-14 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Fort Hays State (5)           153
2. Northwest Missouri (6)     149
3. Central Missouri               129
4. Northeastern State (1)     127
5. Central Oklahoma (1)       113
6. Missouri Southern (1)       104
7. Washburn                         101
8. Pittsburg State                   93
9. Emporia State                    83
10. Lindenwood                     81
11. Missouri Western             54
12. Southwest Baptist            46
13. Nebraska-Kearney           26
14. Lincoln                             15

2013-14 MIAA Preseason Media Poll
1. Fort Hays State (13)         353
2. Northwest Missouri (9)     330
3. Central Missouri (2)          301
4. Northeastern State (1)     296
5. Washburn (1)                   265
6. Central Oklahoma            234
7. Pittsburg State                 204
8. Lindenwood                    195
9. Missouri Southern (1)     194
10. Emporia State               164
11. Southwest Baptist         103
12. Missouri Western          102
13. Nebraska-Kearney          64
14. Lincoln                             30