Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pikeville, Georgetown Top 2015-16 Mid-South Conference Preseason Poll

University of Pikeville and Georgetown College are the top two teams in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll for 2015-16.

UPIKE is picked to win the league by the slimmest of margins. The Bears earned 60 total points and 4 first-place votes, while Georgetown totaled 59 points and 4 first-place votes.

Campbellsville is third with 49 total points.

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

St. Catharine College is picked to finish behind Life, Cumberland (TN) and Shawnee State.

Here is a release from the MSC:

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Pikeville (Ky.) edged second-place Georgetown (Ky.) in the 2015-16 Mid-South Conference Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll, conference officials announced today.

Pikeville secured 60 voting points from the conference coaches, including four first-place votes to top the preseason poll. Georgetown is a close second with 59 voting points and four first-place votes of its own.

Pikeville shared the MSC regular season title with Campbellsville (Ky.) in 2014-15 with identical 12-4 marks. Georgetown finished a game back with an 11-5 conference record last season.

Campbellsville ended third in this season's polling with 49 voting points and the final first-place vote.

Cumberlands (Ky.) is fourth in the preseason poll with 44 voting points. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) checks in at fifth with 34 voting points followed by Life (Ga.) with 32 voting points.

Cumberland (Tenn.), Shawnee State (Ohio) and St. Catharine (Ky.) complete the nine-team conference. Cumberland garnered 20 voting points while Shawnee State and St. Catharine finished with 17 and nine points respectively.

The Mid-South Conference regular season begins Nov. 19, with the MSC Tournament set for March 3-6 at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky.

Place School Voting Points First-Place Votes 2014-15 Record (MSC)

1. Pikeville (Ky.) 60 4 27-5 (12-4)
2. Georgetown (Ky.) 59 4 25-8 (115)
3. Campbellsville (Ky.) 49 1 29-6 (12-4)
4. Cumberlands (Ky.) 44 -- 23-11 (9-7)
5. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 34 -- 17-13 (8-8)
6. Life (Ga.) 32 -- 16-15 (7-9)
7. Cumberland (Tenn.) 20 -- 9-21 (4-12)
8. Shawnee State (Ohio) 17 -- 11-19 (4-12)
9. St. Catharine (Ky.) 9 -- 11-18 (5-11)

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