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Women’s Basketball Picked as MIAA Preseason Favorite - Men Picked to Finish Second in MIAA Polls

Thursday, November 03, 2011

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ROYAL OAK, Mich.  – Calvin College has been picked as the preseason favorite to win the MIAA women’s basketball championship as the Knights received eight first place votes in the MIAA preseason coaches’ poll. Fellow defending co-champion Hope received the other first place vote in the women’s poll. The Flying Dutch are picked to finish second in the poll, with Saint Mary’s third.  In the men’s poll, the defending MIAA champion Flying Dutchmen captured seven first-place votes, while Calvin received one first-place vote. The Knights are picked to finish second in the poll, followed by Adrian.

Men’s Poll Results (First-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Hope (7) 7 pts. 2. Calvin (1) 13. 3. Adrian 24. 4. Albion 30. 5. Trine 31. 6. Olivet 34. 7. Kalamazoo 38. 8. Alma 49.

Women’s Poll Results (First-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Calvin (8) 8 pts. 2. Hope (1) 16. 3. Saint Mary’s 21. 4. Albion 36. 5. Olivet 38. 6. Adrian 41. 7. Trine 50. 8. Alma 51. 9. Kalamazoo 63.

MIAA teams will tip off their season Nov. 15 with seven women’s games and six men’s games. The women will start league play Nov. 30, while the men launch MIAA play Jan. 4.

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