Tabor men, women picked to win KCAC basketball titles

By Steve Sell
October 04, 2016
McPherson College Sports Information

WICHITA —The KCAC basketball coaches and the media that cover their teams are in agreement, which is no rare feat.

In their minds, the Tabor College men and women will repeat as the conference champions.

During Tuesday’s annual Media Day, both Tabor teams were atop the polls when they were tabulated.

On the men’s side, Tabor received 7 of the 12 first-place votes by the coaches, while 11 of 15 media members went with the Bluejays.

Newcomer York College was the pick for second in both polls. The Panthers did receive five first-place votes from the coaches and four from the media.

No other teams received first-place votes.

McPherson College’s men were picked in the 12th spot by the coaches and Bethany was No. 6. In the media poll, the Bulldogs were again picked 12th and the Swedes checked in at No. 8.

On the women’s side, Tabor received all but one first-place vote from the coaches, the lone dissenter going to Friends. The media also was almost all-in on the Bluejays, who received 13 of the 14 votes. Again, Friends received one vote.

McPherson College’s women were picked seventh by the coaches and eighth by the media. Bethany was 11th in both polls.

Here is the voting:

• MEN •

* Coaches •

1. Tabor (7) 117

2. York (5) 114

3. Saint Mary, 100

4. Oklahoma Wesleyan, 84

5. Friends, 73

6. Bethany, 66

7. Ottawa, 65

8. Southwestern, 46

9. Sterling, 39

10. Bethel, 33

11. Kansas Wesleyan, 28

12. McPherson College, 27

• Media •

1. Tabor (11) 176

2. York (4) 154

3. Saint Mary, 141

4. Oklahoma Wesleyan, 112

5. Southwestern, 111

6. Friends, 106

7. Ottawa, 96

8. Bethany, 81

9. Sterling, 71

10. Bethel, 51

11. Kansas Wesleyan, 36

12. McPherson College 32

• WOMEN •

• Coaches •

1. Tabor (11) 121

2. Friends (1) 109

3. Oklahoma Wesleyan, 96

4. Kansas Wesleyan, 87

5. Ottawa, 82

6. Sterling, 60

7. McPherson College, 59

8. Southwestern, 57

9. Saint Mary, 54

10. York, 30

11. Bethany, 25

12. Bethel, 12

• Media •

1. Tabor (13) 167

2. Friends (1), 149

3. Oklahoma Wesleyan, 134

4. Kansas Wesleyan, 108

5. Ottawa, 106

6. Southwestern, 97

7. Sterling, 92

8. McPherson College, 80

9. Saint Mary, 59

10. York, 49

11. Bethany, 28

12. Bethel, 23


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