The Creighton men’s basketball team has been picked to finish second in the Missouri Valley Conference, according to the preseason poll announced today during the league’s annual Basketball Media Day.
Northern Iowa, which returns all five starters after sharing the regular-season title with the Bluejays last year, earned 38 of 39 first-place votes in the survey of league coaches, beat writers, sports information directors and play-by-play men.
The poll has only picked 11 of the last 25 winners on the men’s side. As far as the CU women, they were picked to win the conference. The Bluejays received 34 of 40 first places votes to toal 393 points in the preseason poll. Bluejay senior forward Megan Neuvirth, the reigning MVC Defensive Player of the Year, has been selected as the MVC Preseason Player of the Year.