The MIAA has released the mens basketball preseason polls. Emporia State has been picked to finish in 9th place by the Coaches and 10th place by the media.
Fort Hays State is the pick by both the Coaches and media to win the conference championship.
The rest of the Coaches poll has Northwest Missouri State 2nd followed by Central Missouri, Northeastern State, Central Oklahoma, Missouri Southern, Washburn, Pittsburg State, Emporia State, Lindenwood, Missouri Western, Southwest Baptist, Nebraska Kearney and Lincoln.
In the Media poll Fort Hays is followed by Northwest Missouri State, Central Missouri, Northeastern State, Washburn, Central Oklahoma, Pittsburg State, Lindenwood, Missouri Southern, Emporia State, Southwest Baptist, Missouri Western, Nebraska Kearney and Lincoln.
The womens poll will be released Thursday.