Men's Basketball Pre-season Poll
Men's Basketball - Wed, Oct. 22, 2014
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
KIAC MEN'S PRESEASON BASKETBALL COACHES' POLL
Berea, Ky. (October 22nd, 2014)
The 2014-2015 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason men's basketball poll was released Wednesday, October 22nd by KIAC officials. This season will see men's basketball teams compete in North and South divisions. The North division includes Carlow University, Indiana University East, Indiana University Kokomo, Point Park University and the University of Rio Grande. The South division includes Alice Lloyd College, Asbury University, Brescia University, Cincinnati Christian University and Indiana University Southeast.
Conference newcomer Rio Grande was selected as the top team in the North division by conference coaches. The RedStorm received five first-place votes and 44 total points. They finished last season with a 16-14 overall record. Indiana University East was selected to finish second in the North after receiving five first-place votes and 43 total points. Point Park University is third with 29 total points, followed by Indiana University Kokomo with 24 points and Carlow University with 10 points.
Defending conference tournament champion Cincinnati Christian University was selected as the top team in the South division by conference coaches. The Eagles received six first-place votes and 46 total points. They finished the season 20-14 overall and 13-7 in conference play. They won the KIAC Tournament and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament. IU Southeast is second in the South with three first-place votes and 42 total points. They won the regular season championship last season and advanced to the second round of the NAIA National Tournament. Asbury University and Brescia are tied for third in the poll with 24 total points. Brescia received one first-place vote. Alice Lloyd is fifth in the preseason poll with 14 total points.
Conference play will begin in November. The season will conclude with the KIAC Tournament February 24th – March 3rd.
1) University of Rio Grande (5)
2) Indiana University East (5)
3) Point Park University
4) Indiana University Kokomo
5) Carlow University
1) Cincinnati Christian University (6)
2) Indiana University Southeast (3)
3) Asbury University
3) Brescia University (1)
5) Alice Lloyd College