Fresh off a 30-win campaign and a trip to the NCAA Final Four, Wichita State has been picked to win the 2013-14 Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball crown.

The Shockers received all 40 first-place tallies, marking just the second time in the past 25 years an MVC team was a unanimous choice to win the league.

School (First-Place Votes)           Total
 1.            Wichita State (40)     400
 2.          Indiana State               352
 3.          UNI                             318
 4.          Missouri State              258
 5.          Bradley                       244
 6.          Evansville                    186
 7.          Illinois State                 139
 8.          Southern Illinois           123
 9.          Loyola                           95
10.          Drake                           85
Poll determined by panel of league sports information directors, media, and coaches.

2013-14 MVC Men's Preseason Team
Ron Baker, Wichita State So. G 6-3 Scott City (Kan.) High
Cleanthony Early, Wichita State Sr. F 6-8 Middletown (N.Y.) Sullivan JC
Desmar Jackson, Southern Illinois Sr. G 6-5 Warren (Ohio) U. of Wyoming
Walt Lemon, Jr., Bradley Sr. G 6-3 Chicago (Ill.) Julian
Marcus Marshall, Missouri State So. G 6-3 St. Paul (Minn.) Johnson
Jake Odum, Indiana State Sr. G 6-4 Terre Haute (Ind.) South Vigo
Seth Tuttle, UNI Jr. F 6-8 Sheffield (Iowa) West Fork

Honorable Mention Selections:
Manny Arop, Indiana State Sr. G/F 6-5 Edmonton (Alberta) Gonzaga
Tyshon Pickett, Bradley Sr. F 6-6 Passaic (N.Y.) High
Seth VanDeest, Drake Sr. C 6-11 Bettendorf (Iowa) High

Preseason Player of the Year: Cleanthony Early, Wichita State

 

Women's Preseason Poll

School (First-Place Votes)           Total
 1.          Indiana State (26)        378
2.           Wichita State (13)     360
 3.          UNI                             259
 4.          Drake                         221
 5.          Missouri State              216
 6.          Loyola (1)                   211
 7.          Bradley                       194
 8.          Illinois State                166
 9.          Evansville                    104
10.          Southern Illinois            91

2013-14 MVC Women's Preseason Team

Kyndal Clark, Drake, G Jr. Webb City, Mo. (Webb City)
Alex Harden, Wichita State, G/F Jr. Springfield, Ill. (Southeast)
Simone Law, Loyola, F Jr.  South Holland, Ill. (Marian Catholic)
Cartaesha Macklin, Southern Illinois, G Jr. Mayo, Fla. (Lafayette)
Anna Munn, Indiana State G Sr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Decatur Central)

Preseason Player of the Year
Alex Harden, Wichita State