The Missouri Valley Conference released the results of its preseason poll Tuesday morning as part of media day. As expected, Wichita State took the top spot, grabbing 45 of the 46 possible first place votes. Illinois State received the other top vote.
As a result, the Shockers had 459 points to lead the way, followed by Seth Tuttle and Northern Iowa with 411 points.
Here is the full preseason poll:
|1||Wichita State (45)||459|
|5||Illinois State (1)||287|
Wichita State also grabbed its share of the preseason all-conference squad. The Shockers landed three players on the team, the first time that has ever happened since the league began choosing a team in 1987-88.
Fred VanVleet, who took home the player of the year award last season, was the preseason player of the year selection.
Here is the full preseason squad:
Ron Baker, G, Jr., Wichita State
D.J. Balentine, G, Jr., Evansville
Tekele Cotton, G, Sr., Wichita State
Seth Tuttle, F, Sr., Northern Iowa
Fred VanVleet, G, Jr., Wichita State
Anthony Beane, G, Jr., Southern Illinois
Milton Doyle, G, So., Loyola
Marcus Marshall, G, Jr., Missouri State
Egidijus Mockevicius, C, Jr., Evansville