Kansas Wesleyan at the top of both polls at KCAC football media day

KCAC Communications

WICHITA — The Coyotes of Kansas Wesleyan University came out on top of both the media and coaches’ polls that were voted on after the 2020 KCAC Football Media Day, the conference office announced Friday. This year’s Football Media Day was conducted virtually, after a vote from the conference’s head coaches, and was broadcast on the KCAC’s Facebook page.

Kansas Wesleyan, the two-time defending champions of the KCAC, received eight of a possible eleven first-place votes from fellow coaches in the conference, and came away with 98 total points in the poll. Bethel College, who finished tied for second a season ago with Avila and Sterling, finished second in the coaches’ poll with 86 total points and one first-place vote. Not far behind were the Avila University Eagles, tallying 81 total points and the final two first-place votes.

In the media poll, the top three teams remained the same, with Kansas Wesleyan being ranked first, Bethel ranked second, and Avila coming in third. The Coyotes tallied 266 total points and 14 of a possible 26 total first-place votes. Bethel and Avila were once again very close in total points in the media poll. The Threshers accumulated 245 total points and six first-place votes, while the Eagles received 238 total points and four first-place votes. Sterling and Ottawa received the two remaining first-place votes from media members in attendance.

2020 KCAC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAY PRESEASON COACHES POLL

RANK SCHOOL TOTAL POINTS (FIRST PLACE VOTES)
1 Kansas Wesleyan University 98 pts (8)
2 Bethel College 86 pts (1)
3 Avila University 81 pts (2)
4 Sterling College 72 pts
5 Tabor College 58 pts
6 Southwestern College 56 pts
7 McPherson College 46 pts
8 Ottawa University 42 pts
9 Friends University 32 pts
10 Bethany College 23 pts
11 University of Saint Mary 10 pts

2020 KCAC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAY PRESEASON MEDIA POLL

RANK SCHOOL TOTAL POINTS (FIRST PLACE VOTES)
1 Kansas Wesleyan University 266 pts (14)
2 Bethel College 245 pts (6)
3 Avila University 238 pts (4)
4 Sterling College 199 pts (1)
5 Tabor College 174 pts
6 Southwestern College 148 pts
7 Ottawa University 118 pts (1)
8 McPherson College 109 pts
9 Bethany College 96 pts
10 Friends University 88 pts
11 University of Saint Mary 35 pts

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