MVC preseason poll predicts Bradley, ISU season finishes

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MVC preseason poll predicts Bradley, ISU season finishes

October 30, 2013 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 1:41 PM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Bradley men's basketball team is projected to finish fifth in the 2013-2014 Missouri Valley Conference standing according to the league’s preseason poll.

The poll projected the Illinois State men’s basketball team to finish seventh.

The poll is compiled from votes by MVC head coaches, beat writers, radio play-by-play personalities and institutional communication directors.

The poll has only accurately predicted the league's regular-season champ 13 times out of 28 since 1985-86.

Wichita State took the top spot this year with a unanimous vote. This is just the second time in the past 25 years an MVC team was unanimously picked to win the league.

No. Team (First-Place Votes) Points

1. Wichita State (40) 400
2. Indiana State 352
3. UNI 318
4. Missouri State 258
5. Bradley 244
6. Evansville 186
7. Illinois State 139
8. Southern Illinois 123
9. Loyola 95
10. Drake 85

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