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NSIC Poll Released

NSIC Poll Released
 The reigning NSIC Champions of Concordia-St. Paul were selected as the 2013-14 NSIC Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ favorite in the overall and in the NSIC South Division poll. They received 217 points and 10 first place votes. Minnesota State was a close second with 214 points and five first place votes. Wayne State was third with 176 points while last year’s NSIC/Sanford Health Women’s Basketball Tournament Champions of Augustana College came in fourth.  The Vikings received one first place vote.  St. Cloud State was fifth overall and the coaches’ choice in the north division.
NSIC coaches rank each team from 1 to 15 with a first place vote receiving 15 points, second place 14, third place 13, etc. Coaches do not rank their own team or vote for their own players.
The regular season champion will be based on the 22-game NSIC schedule.  Each team will play teams in their division twice (14) and teams in the other division once (8).  An NSIC North and South Division Champion will also be awarded.  Divisional standings will also be based on all 22 NSIC contests played.  In the case of a tie, co-champions will be awarded. The 16-team NSIC / Sanford Health Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championships are set to take place Sat.-Tues., March 1-4 at the Sanford Health Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.  First round games will be played on the campus of the top eight seeds on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
The 2013-14 NSIC Women’s Basketball season gets underway on Friday, November 8 and NSIC action on the week of November 25.
Overall Preseason Coaches’ Poll Points North Division Pts
1. Concordia-St. Paul (10) 217 1. St. Cloud State (4) 46
2. Minnesota State (5) 214 2. Minnesota Duluth (3) 41
3. Wayne State 176 3. MSU Moorhead (1) 40
4. Augustana (1) 175 4. Minot State 30
5. St. Cloud State 162 5. Northern State 26
6. Minnesota Duluth 134 6. University of Mary 20
7. MSU Moorhead 131 7. Minnesota Crookston 12
8. Winona State 121 8. Bemidji State 9
9. Northern State 120 South Division Pts
10. University of Mary 115 1. Concordia-St. Paul (7) 48
11. Sioux Falls 107 2. Minnesota State (1) 43
12. Minot State 95 3. Wayne State 35
13. Upper Iowa 49 4. Augustana 33
14. Bemidji State 45 5. Sioux Falls 22
15. Minnesota Crookston 37 6. Winona State 21
16. Southwest Minnesota State 22 7. Upper Iowa 15
  first place votes in ( ) 8. Southwest Minnesota State 7

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