Basketball: SMU, Evergreen men's and women's hoops picked to finish near bottom in preseason coaches polls

mwochnick@theolympian.comOctober 17, 2013 

Western Washington's Anye Turner (10) - a Black Hills High graduate - tussles with Saint Martin's Matt Dodson under the basket during Saturday night's men's basketball game at Saint Martin's University in Lacey on Jan. 19, 2013. (TONY OVERMAN/Staff Photographer)

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The preseason coaches polls for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and Cascade Collegiate Conference were released this week for men's and women's basketball. Both SMU and Evergreen men are projected to finish last in their respective conferences, while the Evergreen women are picked ninth in the CCC and the SMU women are picked eighth in the GNAC. 

MEN

 Great Northwest Coaches Poll 2012-13 Records Pts 
 1. Seattle Pacific (9) 27-4, 16-2, 2nd 99
 2. Alaska Anchorage (1) 18-9, 11-7, 3rd 86
 3. Western Washington 31-3, 17-1, 1st 80
 4. Central Washington 15-13, 8-10, 6th 70
 5. Alaska Fairbanks 16-12, 10-8, 4th 62
 6. Western Oregon 10-16, 5-13, 9th 44
 7. Montana State Billings 16-14, 9-9, 5th 41
 8. Northwest Nazarene 13-13, 7-11, 7th 30
 9. Simon Fraser 6-20, 1-17, 10th 20
10. Saint Martin's 10-16, 6-12, 8th 18
WOMEN

Great Northwest Coaches' Poll 2012-13 Records Pts.
1. Montana State Billings (6) 17-10 (11-7, T-3rd) 94
2. Seattle Pacific (1) 17-11 (10-8, 6th) 80
3. Western Washington (3) 29-4 (17-1, 1st) 78
4. Northwest Nazarene 20-9 (11-7, T-3rd) 69
   Simon Fraser 25-6 (15-3, 2nd) 69
6. Alaska Anchorage 17-10 (11-7, T-3rd) 58
7. Central Washington 9-17 (4-14, 8th) 40
8. Saint Martin's 12-16 (5-13, 7th) 29
9. Western Oregon 8-20 (3-15, T-9th) 19
10. Alaska Fairbanks 5-21 (3-15, T-9th) 15
Cascade Collegiate Conference -- MEN

Team Points
1. Oregon Tech (4) 91
2. Eastern Oregon (2) 80
3. Warner Pacific (2) 79
4. Southern Oregon (2) 73
5. Northwest 70
6. College of Idaho 45
7. Corban 39
8. Concordia 37
9. Northwest Christian 25
10. Evergreen
Cascade Collegiate Conference -- WOMEN

Team Points
1. Eastern Oregon (9) 99
2. Corban (1) 85
3. College of Idaho 83
4. Warner Pacific    63
5. Oregon Tech 53
6. Southern Oregon 50
7. Northwest Christian 41
8. Concordia 35
9. Evergreen 23
10. Northwest 14

 

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