Local college basketball teams ranked in MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Emporia State University and Washburn University were both ranked in the MIAA Preseason Coaches and Media Poll.

Washburn University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams both ranked third in the MIAA Preseason Coaches poll this year.

The women’s team ranked third in the coaches poll and fourth in the media poll, while the men’s team was ranked third in both the MIAA preseason coaches and preseason media polls for the second year in a row.

Emporia State University’s men’s basketball team was ranked tenth in the coaches poll and eighth in the media poll.

Their women’s team was ranked fifth in both the coaches poll and the media poll.

The polls were released on Wednesday at the MIAA Basketball Media Day at the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Ichabods will start their season this month with the men’s first game on October 30 against Kansas State in Manhattan and the women’s first game the day before, also against Kansas State in Manhattan.

Click here to find the women’s schedule and here for the men’s schedule.

The Hornets will begin their season with the first men’s game against Kansas State as well, but on October 25 in Manhattan and the women’s first game on October 27 against Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

Click here to find the men’s schedule and here to find the women’s schedule.

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