Emporia State is the Coaches preseason choice to win the MIAA womens basketball championship. The Lady Hornets received 8 of the 14 first place votes. Central Missouri comes in 2nd in the coaches poll. In the media poll Central Missouri is number 1 followed by Emporia State.
Both polls look the same 3 thru 12. Washburn, Fort Hays State, Pittsburg State, Northeastern, Northwest Missouri State, Missouri Western, Missouri Southern, Southwest Baptist, Central Oklahoma, and Lincoln. In the Coaches poll Lindenwood and Nebraska Kearney wrap up the poll. In the Media poll its Nebraska Kearney then Lindenwood.