Chicago State picked last in preseason WAC polls

Photo: Mike Granse-USA Today Sports
Photo: Mike Granse-USA Today Sports

Chicago State was picked to finish last in the WAC coaches and media polls. The Cougars received solely last-place votes in the coaches poll and all but one last-place vote in the media poll.

The Cougars also had no players selected to all-conference teams in either poll.

Defending champion New Mexico State was picked to win the league in both polls, although in both cases Grand Canyon was only slightly behind. The Antelopes were two points back in the media poll and one point back in the coaches poll.

While only New Mexico State, Grand Canyon and Cal State Bakersfield received first-place votes in the coaches poll, six different teams received at least one first-place vote in the media poll.

Make sure to check The Catch and Shoot next week for our comprehensive 2016-17 WAC season preview.

WAC Preseason Media Poll:

1. New Mexico State (9) 167

2. Grand Canyon (8) 165

3. CSU Bakersfield (2) 147

4. Seattle U (1) 108

5. Utah Valley (2) 100

6. UMKC (2) 96

7. UT Rio Grande Valley 56

8. Chicago State 25


WAC Preseason Coaches Poll:

1. New Mexico State (4) 45

2. Grand Canyon (3) 44

 3. CSU Bakersfield (1) 38

4. Utah Valley 27

T-5. Seattle U 25

T-5. UMKC 25

7. UT Rio Grande Valley 13

8. Chicago State 7

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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