Tabor women tabbed to win KCAC

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN ANDREW OTTOSON
In light of last season’s 28-5 overall record that included an undefeated 18-0 run against conference opponents, the Tabor College women’s basketball team was ranked No. 1 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference pre-season media poll.

In their poll, the KCAC coaches ranked the Bluejays second, behind Ottawa, who beat Tabor in the conference’s post-season tournament in March.

Ottawa won 22 games last year, but went 13-5 in conference play to finish third in the conference, one game behind second place Bethany.

The Tabor men’s basketball team was ranked fifth by the coaches and sixth by the media in Wednesday’s preseason polls.

The Kansas Wesleyan (10-8) men’s squad took first place in both the coaches’ poll and the media poll heading into the 2006 season.

The Tabor men finished 10-8 in conference play, tied with four other teams for fourth in the conference.

The Bluejays beat Sterling to advance to the championship round of the KCAC tournament before Southwestern eliminated Tabor from postseason play.

KCAC Women – Coaches poll

(First place votes in parentheses)

1. Ottawa (8) 98

2. Tabor (2) 89

3. Sterling 90

4. Kansas Wesleyan 69

5. Southwestern 41

6. Friends 45

7. McPherson 35

8. Bethany 31

9. Saint Mary 24

10. Bethel 18

KCAC Women – Media poll

(First place votes in parentheses)

1. Tabor (6) 92

2. Ottawa (3) 90

3. Sterling 83

4. Southwestern 62

5. Kansas Wesleyan 59

6. Bethany (1) 51

7. Friends 40

8. McPherson 33

9. Bethel 22

10. Saint Mary 18

KCAC men – Coaches poll

(First place votes in parentheses)

1. Kansas Wesleyan (7) 93

2. Southwestern (1) 77

3. Ottawa 75

4. Friends (2) 72

5. Tabor 59

6. Bethany 56

7. Bethel 45

8t. Bethany 31

8t. McPherson 31

10. Saint Mary 11

KCAC men – Coaches media

(First place votes in parentheses)

1. Kansas Wesleyan (6) 104

2. Ottaway (3) 100

3. Southwestern (1) 90

4. Bethany 88

5. Friends 66

6. Tabor 62

7. Bethel 53

8. Sterling 34

9. McPherson 31

10. Saint Mary 13

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