KANSAS CITY, Mo. Ė In the second menís and womenís golf poll to be released by the MIAA, the Central Missouri men and the Central Oklahoma women were picked to win the league. Both teams are coming off conference tournament championships.
In the menís poll UCM recieved eight first place votes coming in just five points ahead of Central Oklahoma, who claimed the other three first-place votes.
Northeastern State was picked third overall for the men with Washburn picked to finish in the fourth slot. Just seven points behind the Ichabods was Lindenwood, who is picked fifth with Missouri Western picked two points behind in the sixth spot.
Missouri Southern sits six points behind the Griffons as they are slated to finish seventh. Nebraska-Kearney was picked in the eight slot with Lincoln picked to finish ninth overall. Fort Hays State was picked 10th just one point ahead of 11th place pick Southwest Baptist.
On the womenís side UCO claimed seven of the ten first place votes. Northeastern State claimed the final three first place votes and is projected to finish second. Ten points behind the the RiverHawks is Lindenwood, who is picked to finish third with Nebraska-Kearney being slated in the fourth spot. One point behind UNK is Missouri Western, who is picked to finish fifth this season.
Central Missouri earns the nod at the sixth space while Northeastern Missouri was picked seventh by the coaches. Fort Hays State is picked to finish eight with Southwest Baptist ninth and Lincoln picked to finish 10th overall.
The fall season gets underway shortly with the teams pushing towards the MIAA Championships to be held on April 18-20 in Lawrence, Kan.