Friday, October 16, 2015

Media Picks Belmont to Win the OVC, Murray State Favored in West Division

Belmont has been picked by the media to repeat as champions of the Ohio Valley Conference.

The Bruins earned 14 first-place votes and 89 total points. Morehead State is picked to finish second in the East Division with 68 points and a single first-place vote. Eastern Kentucky is third with 59 points.

In the West Division, it's business as usual with Murray State projected to finish on top. The Racers earned 85 total points and 11 first-place votes.

Belmont's Craig Bradshaw is the preseason player of the year.

2015-16 Media OVC Preseason Men's Predicted Order of Finish

Overall Champion: Belmont (14 first-place votes)

East Division

1. Belmont (14 first-place votes) - 89 points
2. Morehead State (1) - 68
3. Eastern Kentucky - 59
4. Tennessee Tech - 45
5. Jacksonville State - 32
6. Tennessee State - 22

West Division

1. Murray State (11 first-place votes) - 85 points
2. UT Martin (4) - 76
3. Eastern Illinois - 58
4. Southeast Missouri - 44
5. SIUE - 28
6. Austin Peay - 24

Preseason Player of the Year: Craig Bradshaw, Belmont

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