Tuesday, October 28, 2014

University of Pikeville Picked to Repeat as Mid-South Conference Champs in 2014-15

The University of Pikeville Bears are picked to repeat as regular season champions of the Mid-South Conference in 2014-15.

Pikeville collected 3 first-place votes and 58 voting points in the preseason poll that was released Friday by conference officials.

Georgetown College is picked second with 2 first-place votes and 54 total points.

Campbellsville is third with 3 first-place votes and 52 points.

University of the Cumberlands and Lindsey Wilson College round out the top 5.

Here is a release from the MSC:

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Mid-South Conference coaches have selected Pikeville (Ky.) as the favorite to win the men's basketball regular season title in 2014-15, according to the MSC Preseason Coaches' Poll released on Friday by conference officials.

The Bears -- the defending regular season and tournament champions -- received 58 voting points and three first-place votes from the conference coaches' vote. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own team.

Pikeville finished 2013-14 with a 31-3 overall and a 17-1 Mid-South record. The Bears reached the second round of last season's NAIA National Championships.

Georgetown (Ky.) is second in the preseason voting with 54 voting points and two first-place votes. The Tigers reached the national quarterfinals a season ago, finishing with a 24-11 overall record.
Campbellsville (Ky.) is a close third in the balloting with 52 voting points and three first-place votes.

Cumberlands (Ky.) is fourth with 43 voting points followed by Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) in fifth with 35 voting points and the final first-place vote.

Mid-South newcomer Life (Ga.) is selected sixth with 30 voting points while St. Catharine (Ky.) checks in a seventh with 29 voting points. Cumberland (Tenn.) and Shawnee State (Ohio) complete the nine-team poll with 15 and eight voting points respectively.

The Mid-South Conference regular season tips-off on November 13 with the MSC Tournament set for March 6-8 at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky.

Place
School
Voting Points
First-Place Votes
1.
Pikeville (Ky.)
58
3
2.
Georgetown (Ky.)
54
2
3.
Campbellsville (Ky.)
52
3
4.
Cumberlands (Ky.)
43
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5.
Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
35
1
6.
Life (Ga.)
30
--
7.
St. Catharine (Ky.)
29
--
8.
Cumberland (Tenn.)
15
--
9.
Shawnee State (Ohio)
8
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