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Aug. 5, 2013

Bearcats Ranked First in MIAA Football Preseason Polls

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats were picked to finish first in both the MIAA Preseason Coaches and Media polls, which were released by the conference office on Monday. The Bearcats were picked first outright in the media poll and received equal votes with Missouri Western in the coaches poll.

In the media poll, Northwest finished with 300 points including 10 first place votes. Missouri Western also had 10 first place votes but finished with 294 points. Pittsburg State had two first place votes and Emporia State, who was ranked seventh, had one vote. Northwest and Missouri Western each had six first place votes in the coaches poll, totaling 159 points. Pittsburg State received two first place votes to be ranked third.

The team reports to camp on Wednesday, Aug. 14, and begins practice on Aug. 15. The 2013 season begins on Thursday, Sept. 5, when the Bearcats host Saginaw Valley State at 6:30 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.


2013 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll

2013 MIAA Preseason Media Poll

T1. Missouri Western (6) 159
T1. Northwest Missouri (6) 159
3. Pittsburg State (2) 145
4. Central Missouri 119
5. Lindenwood 117
6. Washburn 116
7. Emporia State 113
8. Fort Hays State 70
9. Missouri Southern 68
10. Central Oklahoma 57
11. Northeastern State 56
12. Nebraska-Kearney 51
13. Southwest Baptist 30
14. Lincoln 14
1. Northwest Missouri (10) 300
2. Missouri Western (10) 294
3. Pittsburg State (2) 276
4. Washburn 231
5. Lindenwood 221
6. Central Missouri 205
7. Emporia State (1) 197
T8. Missouri Southern 138
T8. Fort Hays State 138
10. Northeastern State 125
11. Central Oklahoma 113
12. Nebraska-Kearney 96
13. Southwest Baptist 52
14. Lincoln 29

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468