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Title: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 24, 2019, 10:46:59 am
The season isn't too far away and most of us don't have the time to look up what teams are favored in each conference. I thought it would be a good idea to centralize all the polls.

Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 24, 2019, 10:51:03 am
SLIAC

They have a really nice write-up.

https://spark.adobe.com/page/XYWyKNWKVGU2G/

Webster
Greenville
Eureka
Spalding
Blackburn
Fontbonne
Westminster
MacMurray
Iowa Wesleyan
Principia
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 24, 2019, 10:53:25 am
ARC

https://rollrivers.com/news/2019/10/16/nebraska-wesleyan-university-picked-to-win-a-r-c-mens-basketball-title.aspx

NWU
Simpson
Loras
Wartburg
Dubuque
Coe
Central
Buena Vista
Luther
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Titan Q on October 24, 2019, 11:03:38 am
Thanks for starting this, Greek.  This helps with the Top 25 stuff too.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 24, 2019, 11:16:26 am
It would also be interesting to look back later in the season just to see how things are turning out and the end result.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 24, 2019, 11:21:49 am
USA South

https://www.usasouth.net/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/20191023gdyzk7

East
Methodist
NC Wesleyan
Averett
William Peace
Pfeiffer
Greensboro

West
Covenant
Berea
LaGrange
Maryville
Piedmont
Huntingdon
Brevard
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 24, 2019, 11:34:15 am
ODAC

https://www.odaconline.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/102419-mbkb-preseasonpoll

Guilford
VWU
RMC
Roanoke
Lynchburg
Wash and Lee
Eastern Mennonite
Randolph
Hampden-Sydney
Emory and Henry
Ferrum
Shenandoah
Bridgewater College
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 24, 2019, 02:56:16 pm
ASC

https://ascsports.org/news/2019/10/17/mens-basketball-utd-umhb-selected-to-win-asc-mens-hoops.aspx

East
UT-Dallas
LeTourneau
ETBU
Louisiana College
Ozarks
Belhaven

West
UMHB
Hardin-Simmons
Concordia (TX)
McMurry
Sul Ross State
Howard Payne
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 27, 2019, 10:08:01 am
I went through all the leagues when I started this thread. No new polls. Obviously I'll continue to go through them as the days pass. Hopefully if "your" league posts their preseason poll, you'll post it for me. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on October 28, 2019, 10:35:46 am
Greek, if you have done this before, you may be aware that some conferences do not conduct a preseason poll...

I follow the preseason polls just as you do... here are the conferences that did not have a preseason poll last year:

ACAA  (I know, obvious)
CUNYAC
E8
NESCAC
NWC
SAA
SUNYAC

of course, that doesn't mean they won't have one this year ....CUNYAC, E8, NESCAC, SAA, and SUNYAC have not had one in each of the last 3 years...

out of curiosity, I went back and checked to see how each predicted poll champ last year did in the regular season conference standings...

Conference       Poll pick                     Actual Winner

AEC                Gwynedd                        Gwynedd Mercy**********
AMCC              PSU-Behrend                 LaRoche   (PSU Behrend finished 2nd)
ARC             Nebraska Wesleyan           Nebraska Wez *********
ASC E              LeTourneau                 Texas Dallas  (Letourneau finish Tie 2nd)
ASC W             Sul Ross                  Mary Hardin Baylor  (Sul Ross 5th 5-11!!!)
CAC             Christopher Newport         Chris Newport******* tied with York Pa.
CC                  Johns Hopkins                Swarthmore   (Hopkins finished 2nd)
CCC                Nichols                                     Nichols********
CCIW             Augustana                          Augustana ********
CSAC              Rosemont                       Cairn   (Rosemont finished 3rd)
GNAC             Johnson and Wales            Albertus Magnus (J&W finish tie 3rd)
HCAC              Rose-Hulman                    Hanover   (Rose Hulman finished 2nd)
Landmark       Moravian                         Drew  (Moravian finish 2nd)
LEC                 East Conn                    E Conn*****  tied for 1st with Keene St
LL                    Hobart                          Skidmore   (Hobart finished 3rd)
MACC             Arcadia                              Arcadia***********
MACF              Misericordia                   DeSales   (Misericordia finish 5th 7-7!!)
MASCAC          Bridgewater St               Salem St.  (Bridgewater 4th   6-6!!!)
MIAA              Trine                                      Trine*******
MIAC              St John's                       St. Thomas   (St John's finish 2nd)
MWC             St Norbert                            St. Norbert*******
NAC                 Husson                      Husson***** tie 1st with Maine-Farmington
NACC             Aurora                            MSOE    (Aurora finished 3rd)
NCAC            Wittenberg                       Wooster  (Witt finish tie 2nd)
NEAC            Morrisville                             Morrisville***********
NECC       New England College         New England College***********
Newmac          MIT                                           MIT***********
NJC                New Jersey City            New Jersey City********
OAC              John Carroll               3 way tie, Mt U, Mar, Cap... (JCU fin 6th!!!)
ODAC            Roanoke                  Randolph Macon   (Roanoke tie for 3rd)
PrAC               St. Vincent                             St. Vincent*******
SCAC              Trinity                   Tex Lu, Southwestern tie first (Trinity 7th 6-10)
SCIAC           Pomona-Pitzer               Pomona Pitzer******
SKY              Yeshiva                      Yeshiva******* tie 1st with Farmingdale St
SLIAC           Greenville                    Webster    (Greenville finished 2nd)
UAA              Emory                             Emory*********
UMAC         Bethany Lutheran           Northwestern  (Beth Lu finished 2nd)
USAC E        NC Wesleyan                        NC Wesleyan********
USAC W       Maryville                     Covenant  (Maryville finished 2nd)
WIAC          UW- Oshkosh                          UW-Oshkosh*******

So of 40 preseason polls last year, 20 correctly picked winners, 15 more had picks that finished 2nd or 3rd, 5 were way off the mark(ASC-West, MACF, MASCAC, OAC, SCAC)




Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 28, 2019, 08:09:18 pm
Thanks and good work. I do know there were a few leagues that don't release preseason polls, but didn't know off hand.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 29, 2019, 09:57:13 am
NACC

https://www.naccsports.org/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/2019102552hjm2

MSOE
Aurora
Benedictine
Illinois Tech
Concordia WI
Lakeland
Edgewood
WLC
Marian
Concordia Chicago
Rockford
Dominican
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 29, 2019, 10:37:43 am
CCC

https://cccathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/201920MBBPoll

Nichols
Endicott
Gordon
Roger Williams
W. NE
Wentworth
Salve Regina
U. of NE
Curry
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: mailsy on October 29, 2019, 11:10:58 pm
AEC

https://atlanticeast.com/news/2019/10/29/marymount-edges-griffins-in-mens-basketball-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx

Marymount
Gwynedd Mercy
Wesley
Cabrini
Neumann
Marywood
Immaculata
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 30, 2019, 07:23:46 am
WIAC

https://wiacsports.com/news/2019/10/29/uw-oshkosh-selected-to-win-mens-basketball-title.aspx

Oshkosh
Platteville
La Crosse
Stevens Point
Whitewater
River Falls
Eau Claire
Stout
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Titan Q on October 30, 2019, 01:09:03 pm
CCIW:
https://cciw.org/news/2019/10/30/north-central-picked-to-win-2019-20-cciw-mens-basketball-title.aspx

1. North Central
2. Augustana
3. IWU
4. Carthage
5. Elmhurst
6. Wheaton
7. Carroll
7. Millikin
9. North Park
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: FCGrizzliesGrad on October 30, 2019, 01:50:01 pm
HCAC
http://www.heartlandconf.org/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/20191022h42xwv

1) Transylvania         95 (6)
2) Hanover               83 (1)
3) Rose-Hulman       73 (2)
4) Franklin               72
5) Bluffton               66 (1)
6) Anderson             47
7) Mount St. Joseph 42
8) Earlham               33
9) Defiance              23
10) Manchester        16
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on October 30, 2019, 01:53:57 pm

MAC Freedom

https://gomacsports.com/news/2019/10/30/mens-basketball-desales-tabbed-favorite-in-mac-freedom-coaches-preseason-poll.aspx

and Commonwealth

https://gomacsports.com/news/2019/10/30/mens-basketball-hood-placed-atop-mac-commonwealth-coaches-preseason-poll.aspx
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Baldini on October 30, 2019, 02:15:45 pm
2019-20 UMAC Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll

1. Bethany Lutheran - 62 points (6 First Place Votes)
2. Northwestern - 59 points (3 First Place Vote)
3. St. Scholastica - 49 points
4. Crown - 44 points
5. Wisconsin-Superior - 33 points
T6. Minnesota Morris - 22 points
T6. Northland - 22 points
8. North Central - 20 points
9. Martin Luther - 13 points
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on October 30, 2019, 04:16:43 pm


MAC Freedom

https://gomacsports.com/news/2019/10/30/mens-basketball-desales-tabbed-favorite-in-mac-freedom-coaches-preseason-poll.aspx


2019-20 MAC Freedom Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Poll
Rank   Team   Points   (1st Place Votes)   
1   DeSales   49   (7)      
2   Eastern   38         
3   Stevens   35         
4   Wilkes   30         
5   Misericordia   25         
6   Delaware Valley   23         
7   King's   13         
8   FDU-Florham   11

and Commonwealth

https://gomacsports.com/news/2019/10/30/mens-basketball-hood-placed-atop-mac-commonwealth-coaches-preseason-poll.aspx



2019-20 MAC Commonwealth Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Poll
Rank   Team   Points   (1st Place Votes)      
1   Hood   60   (4)         
2   Messiah   47   (1)         
3   Alvernia   44   (1)         
4   Widener   42   (1)         
5   Albright   39            
6   Arcadia   32   (1)         
7   Stevenson   28   (1)         
8   Lebanon Valley   18            
9   Lycoming   14
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: ronk on October 30, 2019, 11:04:36 pm


MAC Freedom

https://gomacsports.com/news/2019/10/30/mens-basketball-desales-tabbed-favorite-in-mac-freedom-coaches-preseason-poll.aspx


2019-20 MAC Freedom Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Poll
Rank   Team   Points   (1st Place Votes)   
1   DeSales   49   (7)      
2   Eastern   38         
3   Stevens   35         
4   Wilkes   30         
5   Misericordia   25         
6   Delaware Valley   23         
7   King's   13         
8   FDU-Florham   11

and Commonwealth

https://gomacsports.com/news/2019/10/30/mens-basketball-hood-placed-atop-mac-commonwealth-coaches-preseason-poll.aspx



2019-20 MAC Commonwealth Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Poll
Rank   Team   Points   (1st Place Votes)      
1   Hood   60   (4)         
2   Messiah   47   (1)         
3   Alvernia   44   (1)         
4   Widener   42   (1)         
5   Albright   39            
6   Arcadia   32   (1)         
7   Stevenson   28   (1)         
8   Lebanon Valley   18            
9   Lycoming   14

 6 of the 9 MACC teams with a 1st place vote!
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: wally_wabash on October 31, 2019, 02:27:09 pm
From the North Coast:

1.   Wittenberg (3)   91
2.   Wooster (4)   90
3.   Wabash (3)   89
4.   DePauw   62
5.   Ohio Wesleyan   55
6.   Oberlin   45
7.   Hiram   38
8.   Allegheny   37
9.   Denison   28
10.   Kenyon   15


Top three separated by two points.   :o
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: CollegeGolf18 on October 31, 2019, 04:17:55 pm
From the North Coast:

1.   Wittenberg (3)   91
2.   Wooster (4)   90
3.   Wabash (3)   89
4.   DePauw   62
5.   Ohio Wesleyan   55
6.   Oberlin   45
7.   Hiram   38
8.   Allegheny   37
9.   Denison   28
10.   Kenyon   15


Top three separated by two points.   :o

To add: http://www.northcoast.org/sports/mbkb/2019-20/files/2019-20_NCAC_Men-s_Basketball.pdf
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: FCGrizzliesGrad on November 01, 2019, 06:39:46 am
MASCAC
https://mascac.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/MBB_Preseason (https://mascac.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/MBB_Preseason)

1. Salem State      (5) 35
2. Westfield State (2) 31
3. Bridgewater State  25
4. Fitchburg State      23
5. Worcester State     15
6. Framingham State 12
7. MCLA                     6
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: FCGrizzliesGrad on November 01, 2019, 06:46:53 am
CAC
https://www.cacsports.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/cac_mbb_pre_poll (https://www.cacsports.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/cac_mbb_pre_poll)

1. Christopher Newport 25 (5)
2. York (Pa.)                20
3. Mary Washington      16
4. Salisbury                 14 (1)
5. St. Mary's (Md.)       10
6. Southern Virginia      5
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: FCGrizzliesGrad on November 01, 2019, 06:49:28 am
CC
http://www.centennial.org/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/Preseason-Poll-10-30 (http://www.centennial.org/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/Preseason-Poll-10-30)

1. Swarthmore (14)     156
2. Johns Hopkins (6)    149
3. Ursinus                   114
4. Franklin & Marshall  106
5. Washington College   98
6. Muhlenberg              89
7. Dickinson                 82
8. Haverford                42
9. Gettysburg              38
10. McDaniel               26
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: FCGrizzliesGrad on November 01, 2019, 06:57:34 am
LEC
https://www.littleeast.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/20191030zprgnq (https://www.littleeast.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/20191030zprgnq)

1. Eastern Connecticut    58 (4)
2. Keene State               57 (4)
3. UMass Dartmouth       49
4. Rhode Island College  38 (1)
5. Western Connecticut   37
6. Plymouth State          35
7. UMass Boston            27
8. Southern Maine         15
9. Castleton                   8
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: FCGrizzliesGrad on November 01, 2019, 07:03:29 am
NECC
https://www.neccathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/prepoll (https://www.neccathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/prepoll)

1. New England College-         35 (5)
T2. Eastern Nazarene College 28 (1)
T2. Mitchell College-              28 (1)
4. Dean College-                   23
5. Becker College –               15
6. Elms College-                   11
7. Lesley University-               7
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: FCGrizzliesGrad on November 01, 2019, 07:08:58 am
SCIAC
https://www.thesciac.org/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/20191031jwu1n8 (https://www.thesciac.org/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/20191031jwu1n8)

1. Pomona-Pitzer (7) - 78 points
2. Redlands (2) -         66 points
3. CMS -                     62 points
T4. Whittier -              44 points
T4. Chapman -            44 points
6. Occidental -            43 points
7. Caltech -                36 points
8. Cal Lutheran -        22 points
9. La Verne -              10 points
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: FCGrizzliesGrad on November 01, 2019, 07:14:18 am
I believe these are the conferences that haven't published a poll yet

AMCC
CSAC
GNAC
Land
LL
MIAA
MIAC
MWC
NAC
NEAC
NEWMAC
NJAC
NWC
OAC
PAC
SCAC
Sky
UAA

ACAA
CUNYAC
E8
NESCAC
SAA
SUNYAC
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on November 01, 2019, 09:23:21 am
Nice work, thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 02, 2019, 05:36:46 pm
MWC:
http://www.midwestconference.org/news/2019/11/1/st-norbert-mens-basketball-picked-to-repeat-as-mwc-champions.aspx

2019 MWC Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll
1) St. Norbert College (9), 81 points
2) Monmouth College (1), 68 points
3) Lake Forest College, 66 points
4) Grinnell College, 55 points
5) Ripon College, 50 points
6) Lawrence University, 46 points
7) Illinois College, 30 points
8) Cornell College, 26 points
9) Beloit College, 18 points
10) Knox College, 10 points
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 02, 2019, 11:00:25 pm
CSAC
https://csacsports.com/news/2019/11/1/mens-basketball-cairn-the-top-pick-in-csac-mbb-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx

2019-2020 Colonial States Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1) Cairn University – 61 points (6 first-place votes)
2) Centenary University – 48 points (2 first-place votes)
3) Wilson College – 42 points
4) Rosemont College – 41 points
5) The College of Saint Elizabeth – 35 points
6) Keystone College – 33 points
7) Bryn Athyn College – 15 points
8) Clarks Summit University – 13 points
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 02, 2019, 11:17:05 pm
PrAC
http://www.pacathletics.org/news/2019/10/31/mens-basketball-saint-vincent-men-named-pac-hoops-preseason-favorites.aspx

2019-20 PAC Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll

school (first-place votes)   Points   2018-19 Record (PAC)
1. Saint Vincent (3)   65   22-5 (14-2)
T-2. Westminster (4)   64   13-15 (9-7)
T-2. Grove City (2)   64   17-12 (10-6)
4. W&J   45   10-16 (8-8)
5. Geneva   41   9-17 (6-10)
6. Chatham   35   19-10 (9-7)
7. Thiel   32   7-19 (5-11)
8. Waynesburg   31   8-18 (7-9)
9. Bethany   19   5-20 (4-12)
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 02, 2019, 11:25:00 pm
Carried Forward... Conferences not yet posting preseason poll

AMCC
GNAC
Land
LL
MIAA
MIAC
NAC
NEAC
NEWMAC
NJAC
NWC
OAC
SCAC
Sky
UAA

ACAA
CUNYAC
E8
NESCAC
SAA
SUNYAC
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Pat Coleman on November 03, 2019, 10:10:25 pm
CSAC
https://csacsports.com/news/2019/11/1/mens-basketball-cairn-the-top-pick-in-csac-mbb-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx

2019-2020 Colonial States Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1) Cairn University – 61 points (6 first-place votes)
2) Centenary University – 48 points (2 first-place votes)
3) Wilson College – 42 points
4) Rosemont College – 41 points
5) The College of Saint Elizabeth – 35 points
6) Keystone College – 33 points
7) Bryn Athyn College – 15 points
8) Clarks Summit University – 13 points

Wow, that's a brutal league.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Baldini on November 03, 2019, 10:31:44 pm
CSAC
https://csacsports.com/news/2019/11/1/mens-basketball-cairn-the-top-pick-in-csac-mbb-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx

2019-2020 Colonial States Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1) Cairn University – 61 points (6 first-place votes)
2) Centenary University – 48 points (2 first-place votes)
3) Wilson College – 42 points
4) Rosemont College – 41 points
5) The College of Saint Elizabeth – 35 points
6) Keystone College – 33 points
7) Bryn Athyn College – 15 points
8) Clarks Summit University – 13 points

Wow, that's a brutal league.

The final 2018-19 Massey Ratings for the CSAC members.

241 - Rosemont
299 - Wilson
308 - Cairn
349 - Centenary
393 - Keystone
413 - Bryn Athyn
427 - Clarks Summit

Not a single team in the top 240 teams in all of D-3 men's basketball.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Baldini on November 03, 2019, 10:40:18 pm
The College of Saint Elizabeth was in the NEAC last season and was 378th in the final Massey Ratings.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 03, 2019, 11:07:41 pm
I look at as it's the competition that counts.... remember, one of these CSAC teams will make the tourney... a number of teams rated better than 100 won't... that competition is one of the reasons I've enjoyed the SLIAC so much... no NCAA tourney wins yet, but the games leading to a conference tourney winner have often been terrific....
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Gregory Sager on November 03, 2019, 11:33:42 pm
Gotta agree with hopefan. The CSAC may be brutal in terms of talent level and aesthetics, but there's an awful lot to be said for a league that is internally competitive from top to bottom.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Pat Coleman on November 03, 2019, 11:39:34 pm
I'm just remarking on it because it's a shadow of its former self.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: mailsy on November 04, 2019, 08:25:06 am
I'm just remarking on it because it's a shadow of its former self.

That it is. ::)
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Baldini on November 04, 2019, 08:48:28 am
I don't know anything about their history, but I think we are all in agreement that it is not important what a teams rating is out of conference for those involved there. For those programs it is just win their league and live 'the Hoosiers dream'.   
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Ralph Turner on November 04, 2019, 11:25:23 am
I look at as it's the competition that counts.... remember, one of these CSAC teams will make the tourney... a number of teams rated better than 100 won't... that competition is one of the reasons I've enjoyed the SLIAC so much... no NCAA tourney wins yet, but the games leading to a conference tourney winner have often been terrific....

Gotta agree with hopefan. The CSAC may be brutal in terms of talent level and aesthetics, but there's an awful lot to be said for a league that is internally competitive from top to bottom.

Let's remember. D3 is about peer institutions competing on their own level. In fact, those institutions in the CSAC and the SLIAC may be performing closer to the ideals that brought forth Division III nearly 50 years ago. In a lot of ways, Pool C is about do-overs, greed, envy, and covetousness.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Gregory Sager on November 04, 2019, 12:29:12 pm
While I can't argue with that, Ralph, I will gladly be a greedy, envious, covetous do-over adherent if NPU doesn't win this week's CCIW men's soccer tourney and thereby requires a Pool C berth. I can go back to making my peace with the tenth commandment next week. ;)
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Baldini on November 04, 2019, 06:45:43 pm
2019-20 MIAC Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll

1.) Saint John's (6) 96

2.) St. Thomas (5) 93

3.) Augsburg 84

4.) Bethel 71

5.) St. Olaf 63

6.) Gustavus 57

7.) Saint Mary's 44

8.) Concordia 33

9.) Hamline 31

10.) Carleton 19

11.) Macalester 14
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: RosemontHoops on November 04, 2019, 07:54:22 pm
CSAC
https://csacsports.com/news/2019/11/1/mens-basketball-cairn-the-top-pick-in-csac-mbb-preseason-coaches-poll.aspx

2019-2020 Colonial States Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1) Cairn University – 61 points (6 first-place votes)
2) Centenary University – 48 points (2 first-place votes)
3) Wilson College – 42 points
4) Rosemont College – 41 points
5) The College of Saint Elizabeth – 35 points
6) Keystone College – 33 points
7) Bryn Athyn College – 15 points
8) Clarks Summit University – 13 points

Wow, that's a brutal league.

I read these boards on a weekly basis. I have always appreciated the love and the passion that the posters on here have displayed for all schools, big and small, and have marveled at how, (mostly) people that support D3 basketball do so in a manner befitting of the ideals of the sport. I also know that coaches don't often post outside of needing games, and, well, I am going to break that trend tonight. While looking through the lists of preseason conference rankings I noticed a small shot at the conference I coach in, the CSAC. I expected to look at the person who took this cheap shot and see a handful of names that I would recognize that fall into the "troll" category around these parts. Instead, I see Pat Coleman's handle, and, frankly, my jaw dropped.

"Let's discuss (sports) in a positive way, sometimes kidding each other with no disrespect." I guess I feel disrespected.

I have admired Pat for that quote for the decade plus that I have visited your website, and taking some time to look through a couple of pages of your recent pots, he has lived up to this ideal. Why then take a shot at the CSAC? Honestly, it's inexcusable. I am going into my 8th year at Rosemont, and while their might not be any Aaron Walton-Moss' in the conference, guy like Malachi Hall, Chris LaBelle and Rahaan Bean are fine examples of what makes D3 hoops great. As coaches, we are all looking to teach the same lessons as guys in the ODAC, UAA or NESCAC, and create in the words of my old boss "a laboratory for life". You qualified your statements a few posts later, presumably to lessen the blow. Please let my statement here be crystal clear- I lost some respect for you tonight, Pat. The student-athletes of the CSAC deserve better from you.

Best of luck to everyone here. Thank you for providing me with a distraction as I sit around figuring out ways to win in this "brutal league". I guess it should be easy.

Bob Hughes
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: augie77 on November 04, 2019, 08:10:59 pm
Well said.  I now have a rooting interest in the CSAC.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Caz Bombers on November 04, 2019, 08:25:59 pm
Coach Hughes's post got me to do a little research and it seems like the Rosemont 100, at Cairn 97 CSAC championship game last year was one of the best games of the season with so much at stake. 13 ties, 19 lead changes, a road W for the chip.

Props to Bob for fouling up 3 with six seconds left and not letting Cairn shoot a three!!
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Gregory Sager on November 04, 2019, 09:16:59 pm
Well said.  I now have a rooting interest in the CSAC.

Ditto.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Fifth and Putnam on November 05, 2019, 09:32:09 am
OAC: https://oac.prestosports.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/Basketball_2019.pdf

1. Mount Union 79 (7)
2. Marietta 67 (1)
3. John Carroll 64 (2)
4. Wilmington 56
5. Baldwin Wallace 52
6. Capital 37
7. Muskingum 31
8. Heidelberg 30
9. Ohio Northern 20
10. Otterbein 14
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 05, 2019, 10:27:48 am
OAC: https://oac.prestosports.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/Basketball_2019.pdf

1. Mount Union 79 (7)
2. Marietta 67 (1)
3. John Carroll 64 (2)
4. Wilmington 56
5. Baldwin Wallace 52
6. Capital 37
7. Muskingum 31
8. Heidelberg 30
9. Ohio Northern 20
10. Otterbein 14

 ;D ;D This one must have come in early this morning!!.. It wasn't on the OAC site late last night!!  Thanks F&P...
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 05, 2019, 10:30:11 am
GNAC..

https://www.thegnac.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/20191105f5c424

2019 GNAC Men's Preseason Poll
1. Albertus Magnus (8) – 139
2. Saint Joseph CT (3) – 129
3. Johnson & Wales – 117
4. Suffolk (1) – 111
5. Emmanuel – 96
6. Saint Joseph's Maine – 82
7. Colby-Sawyer – 76
8. Lasell – 61
9. Regis – 52
10. Anna Maria - 31
11. Norwich – 26
12. Rivier - 16
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 05, 2019, 10:33:15 am
NEWMAC..

https://www.newmacsports.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/2019110594h8zg

2019-20 NEWMAC Men's Basketball Preseason Poll

Rank (First Place Votes)

1.   WPI (4)

2.   Emerson (4)

3.   Babson

4.   Springfield

5.   MIT

6.   Coast Guard

7.   Clark

8.   Wheaton
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: nescac1 on November 05, 2019, 11:11:27 am
Wow, I'm surprised that NEWMAC ranked Emerson above Babson (all but one guy back, add a high-profile D1 transfer) and Springfield (which has maybe the best player in the country and probably the two best players in the conference, and suffered some tough injury luck last year after making the Final Four the preceding season).  Even more surprised Emerson got four first place votes!  Yes, Emerson had a great run in last year's NEWMAC playoffs, but they were mediocre the entire season leading up to that, flamed out badly in round one of the NCAAs, and graduated a big-time player in Geoffrey Gray (led Emerson in points, assists, rebounds, steals) from a team that was very top-heavy in its talent. 
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Fifth and Putnam on November 05, 2019, 01:43:02 pm
AMCC: https://www.amccsports.org/sports/mbkb/2019-20/files/2019-20_MBB_Pre-Season_Poll.pdf

1. La Roche University
2. Mount Aloysius College
3. Penn State Behrend
4. Franciscan University
5. Medaille College
6. Hilbert College
7. Pitt-Greensburg
8. Penn State Altoona
9. D’Youville College
10. Alfred State College
11. Pitt-Bradford
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Baldini on November 06, 2019, 10:55:23 am
https://njacsports.com/news/2019/11/4/njcu-selected-2019-20-njac-mens-basketball-preseason-favorite.aspx

2019-20 Preseason Poll (First place votes in parentheses)
 
NJCU (8)
TCNJ
Montclair State (1)
Ramapo (1)
Rowan
William Paterson
Stockton
Rutgers-Newark
Kean (dark horse)
Rutgers-Camden
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: ronk on November 06, 2019, 01:00:24 pm

2019-20 Landmark Men's Basketball Preseason Poll
Rank   Institution (First Place)   Points
1.   Scranton (7)   70
2.   Susquehanna (1)   53
3.   Drew   52
4.    Moravian   36
5.   Catholic   26
t6.   Elizabethtown   18
t6.   Juniata   18
8.   Goucher   7
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 06, 2019, 07:02:06 pm
SCAC

https://www.scacsports.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/PreseasonPoll

2019-20 SCAC Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses, followed by total points)
1.   Southwestern University (6)   76
2.   Centenary College    62
3.   University of Dallas (1)   57
4.   University of St. Thomas (2)   49
5.   Schreiner University   44
6.   Colorado College (1)   43
7.   Texas Lutheran University   38
8.   Trinity University   37
9.   Austin College   27
9.   Johnson & Wales University (Denver)   17
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 06, 2019, 07:10:47 pm
Skyline

https://skylineconference.org/news/2019/11/6/mens-basketball-2019-20-skylinembb-preseason-coaches-poll-results-announced.aspx

2019-20 Skyline Conference Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll

North Division

1. Purchase (9 first-place votes), 63 pts.
2. Sarah Lawrence (2), 53
3. Manhattanville (1), 48
4. Mount Saint Mary, 40
5. USMMA, 27
6. Maritime, 15

South Division

1. Yeshiva (11), 66
2. Farmingdale State (1), 54
3. Old Westbury, 46
4. St. Joseph's-Brooklyn, 36
5. Mount Saint Vincent, 27
6. St. Joseph's-Long Island, 17
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: WUPHF on November 06, 2019, 07:24:43 pm
I have yet to see the press release, but Emory says they were picked to win the league followed by Washington University, Brandeis, and Chicago.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 07, 2019, 04:57:31 pm
MIAA

https://www.miaa.org/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/PreseasonPoll

RankTeam    Points       First-Place Votes
1.   Albion   49 points   7
2.   Trine           43 points   1
3.   Calvin   34 points   
4.   Hope           31 points   
5.   Kalamazoo   23 points   
6.   Alma            21 points   
7.   Olivet   15 points   
8.   Adrian   8 points   
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 07, 2019, 05:04:24 pm
Liberty League

https://libertyleagueathletics.com/news/2019/11/7/ithaca-chosen-as-liberty-league-preseason-favorite-in-mens-basketball.aspx

1. Ithaca, 76 (5)
2. Skidmore, 70 (2)
3. Hobart, 66 (3)
4. Union, 57
5. St. Lawrence, 50
6. RPI, 41
7. Clarkson, 33
8. Vassar, 26
9. RIT, 22
10. Bard, 9
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: Greek Tragedy on November 07, 2019, 05:14:53 pm
Thanks for the help, you guys!  Been busy with other fantasy leagues.
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 07, 2019, 05:17:47 pm
NAC

https://www.nacathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/20190823owbj16

1 Maine-Farmington     58     (4)
2  Husson                  56      (3)
3  Thomas                    48    (1)
4  SUNY-Canton           36
5  Maine Presque Isle     29
5  Maine Maritime          29
7  NVU-Lyndon             16
8  NVU-Johnson             13
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 07, 2019, 05:22:37 pm
Thanks for the help, you guys!  Been busy with other fantasy leagues.
so at this point ..

3 who normally poll haven't posted results yet... UAA, NWC, NEAC

I have not checked the 5 (6) who normally don't poll:
ACAA
CUNYAC
E8
NESCAC
SAA
SUNYAC



Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: BluesBrother on November 07, 2019, 07:25:03 pm
Northwest Conference

https://www.nwcsports.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/20191107MBBPSP (https://www.nwcsports.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/20191107MBBPSP)
Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: hopefan on November 08, 2019, 10:56:54 pm
The CUNYAC comes through!!

https://cunyathletics.com/news/2019/11/8/mens-basketball-preview-2019-20-brooklyn-picked-for-1st-preseason-player-of-the-year.aspx

1. Brooklyn • 58 points (4 first place votes)
2. John Jay • 58 points (3 first place votes)
3. Baruch • 50 points (1 first place vote)
4. Lehman • 40 points
5. Hunter • 29 points
6. Medgar Evers • 25 points
7. York • 19 points
8. CCNY • 9 points

Title: Re: Conference Preseason Polls
Post by: ronk on November 08, 2019, 11:39:36 pm
The CUNYAC comes through!!

https://cunyathletics.com/news/2019/11/8/mens-basketball-preview-2019-20-brooklyn-picked-for-1st-preseason-player-of-the-year.aspx

1. Brooklyn • 58 points (4 first place votes)
2. John Jay • 58 points (3 first place votes)
3. Baruch • 50 points (1 first place vote)
4. Lehman • 40 points
5. Hunter • 29 points
6. Medgar Evers • 25 points
7. York • 19 points
8. CCNY • 9 points

 CCNY tumbles from the best in college ball(1950 - NCAA & NIT champs) to the worst in D3 CUNYAC.