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HEART OF AMERICA PRESEASON BASKETBALL POLLS

The Central Methodist women and William Valley men were picked to win the Heart of America Athletic Conference in the preseason coaches’ polls. CMU’s women had two of the 13 first-place votes and 142 points, four more than MidAmerica Nazarene. Clarke, William Penn, and Benedictine round out the top five, with each of those teams getting at least two first-place votes. Culver-Stockton was picked seventh and Missouri Valley ninth. William Penn’s men got eight of 13 first place votes. Benedictine had four and were picked second, CMU got the other one and was picked third. Missouri Valley was picked ninth and Culver-Stockton 13th.

Voting for the polls was calculated with a first place vote earning 13 points, a second place vote earning 12 points, and so on in descending order. Coaches did not include their own team on their respective ballots.

2019-20 Heart Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll
Place Team (1st Place Votes) Points
1. William Penn (8) 150
2. Benedictine (4) 144
3. Central Methodist (1) 122
T4. MidAmerica Nazarene 117
T4. Peru State 117
6. Clarke 88
7. Grand View 83
8. Mount Mercy 78
9. Missouri Valley 68
10. Graceland 65
11. Evangel 53
12. Baker 51
13. Culver-Stockton 34

2019-20 Heart Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll
Place Team (1st Place Votes) Points
1. Central Methodist (2) 142
2. MidAmerica Nazarene (2) 138
3. Clarke (2) 133
4. William Penn (5) 132
5. Benedictine (2) 116
6. Evangel 106
7. Culver-Stockton 87
8. Baker 79
9. Missouri Valley 69
10. Grand View 63
11. Peru State 40
12. Graceland 35
13. Mount Mercy 30

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