Bronchos fifth, sixth in MIAA preseason football polls

The MIAA released its 2016 preseason football polls on Tuesday.

The conference coaches and media placed UCO in about the same place it finished in 2015.

The Bronchos finished in a three-way tie for fifth in the league standings last year. That was reflected in the polls as they were tabbed fifth in the coaches’ poll and sixth in the media poll.

Defending national champion Northwest Missouri topped both polls with Central Missouri coming in second in both as well.

Northeastern State was picked to finish ninth by the coaches and 10th by the media.

2016 MIAA preseason coaches’ football poll

Rank Team Points (First-place votes)
1. Northwest Missouri 120 (10)
2. Central Missouri 110 (1)
T-3. Pittsburg State 87
T-3. Emporia State 87
5. Central Oklahoma 86
6. Fort Hays State 80
7. Missouri Western 62
8. Washburn 56
9. Northeastern State 31
10. Missouri Southern 27
11. Nebraska-Kearney 25
12. Lindenwood 21

 

2016 MIAA preseason media football poll

Rank Team Points (First-place votes)
1. Northwest Missouri 468 (39)
2. Central Missouri 392
3. Pittsburg State 349
4. Emporia State 325
5. Fort Hays State 316
6. Central Oklahoma 310
7. Missouri Western 264
8. Washburn 217
9. Lindenwood 132
10. Northeastern State 117
11. Missouri Southern 84
12. Nebraska-Kearney 68

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