2018 KCAC football preseason polls released

KCAC Communications

WICHITA – Following the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Media Day, votes were tabulated for both the KCAC Coaches’ and Media Preseason Polls. Sterling College took the top spot in the media poll with 190 total points and nine first-place votes, while Tabor College took the top spot in the coaches’ poll with four first-place votes.

In the Coaches’ Poll, Tabor led with 92 votes followed by Sterling with 89 votes (four first place votes). Kansas Wesleyan was third in votes with 88 (three first-place votes), while Southwestern received 70 total votes.

In the Media Poll, Sterling and Tabor each received 190 points, while also earning nine and seven first-place votes, respectively. Kansas Wesleyan took third with 181 votes (two first-place vote) and in fourth place was Southwestern with 139 votes.

The KCAC is represented in the 2017 NAIA Football Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 poll by No. 16 Sterling College, No. 17 Tabor College, and No. 21 Kansas Wesleyan University. The preseason poll will be announced on Aug. 6.

Eleven total ballots were cast in the Coaches Poll with head coaches unable to vote for their own teams.  Media members, present at Crestview Country Club for the Aug. 3 event, cast 19 total ballots.

Coaches Poll:

School Total votes First-place votes
Tabor College 92 4
Sterling College 89 4
Kansas Wesleyan University 88 3
Southwestern College 70 0
Ottawa University 55 0
Friends University 53 0
Bethany College 46 0
University of Saint Mary 42 0
McPherson College 30 0
Avila University 28 0
Bethel College 12 0

Media Poll:

School Total votes First-place votes
Sterling College 190 9
Tabor College 190 7
Kansas Wesleyan University 181 2
Southwestern College 139 0
Bethany College 108 0
Ottawa University 107 0
Friends University 106 0
McPherson College 88 0
University of Saint Mary 68 0
Avila University 41 0
Bethel College 36 0

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