Morningside GPAC Favorite

Morningside GPAC Favorite

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The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) held their 15th annual football media day  and released the coaches’ and media preseason polls.

Morningside is the preseason pick to win the GPAC championship.  The Mustangs totaled 81 points and nine (9) first place votes.  Northwestern was picked second with 66 points and the one (1) first place vote.  Dakota Wesleyan was third with 58 votes.  Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.


Here is the complete 2014 GPAC Preseason Football Coaches’ Poll:
Place – Team – Pts (1st Place Votes)
1. Morningside – 81 (9)
2. Northwestern – 66 (1)
3. Dakota Wesleyan – 58
4. Concordia – 57
5. Doane – 52
6. Nebraska Wesleyan – 51
7. Hastings – 27
8. Briar Cliff – 25
9. Midland – 24
10. Dordt – 9

For the third year a media poll was conducted among those present at the press conference.  Morningside was tabbed in the media poll to win the GPAC with 99 points and nine (9) first place votes, while Northwestern was 12 points back in second with 78 points  Dakota Wesleyan was picked third by the GPAC media with 62 points.

2014 GPAC Media Poll :

Place – Team – Pts (1st Place Votes)
1. Morningside – 90 (9)
2. Northwestern – 78
3. Dakota Wesleyan – 62
4. Concordia – 59
5. Nebraska Wesleyan – 55
6. Doane – 54
7. Midland – 31
8. Hastings – 30
9. Briar Cliff – 27
10. Dordt – 9

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