The Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team has been chosen as the team to beat by the Frontier Conference coaches in the league’s annual preseason coaches’ poll, which was released Thursday.
Meanwhile, the men’s team was selected to finish second.
Both LCSC teams are two-time defending conference regular season and conference tournament champions.
The Warrior women lost five players, including four starters from last season, but the Warriors have a good nucleus returning and had an outstanding off season with recruiting, signing five players.
LCSC received 5½ first-place votes in the women’s poll for a total of 47.5 points for the top spot. Carroll received 1½ first-place votes, while the final top vote went to
Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams and a first-place vote was worth seven points, second place worth six, and so on down the line. One coach split his first-place vote between LCSC and Carroll, and another coach split a third-place vote between
The Warrior men return only four players from a year ago and also will have several new faces on the court this season.
Following the Warriors,
The LCSC women’s basketball team kicks off its season in two weeks when it plays host to Warner Pacific at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the
The Warrior men open on Nov. 7 against
WOMEN’S POLL – Lewis-Clark State (6) 47.5, Carroll 40.5, Westminster 38, Rocky Mountain 32.5, Montana State-Northern 24.5, Montana Western 18, Montana Tech 16, Great Falls 7.
MEN’S POLL –