Northern women, L-C State men picked to win Frontier

WHITEFISH — In a preseason poll of Frontier Conference women’s basketball coaches, MSU-Northern was picked to win the 2015-2016 league title.

The University of Great Falls was second followed by Lewis-Clark State, Carroll College, Rocky Mountain College, Montana Western and Montana Tech. MSU-Northern received five first place votes and the University of Great Falls received two. In this year’s women’s poll, there was one ballot that gave both Carroll College and Lewis-Clark a second place vote in which the points for second and third were added together, divided by two with each receiving half of the total.

The league’s men’s coaches selected the 2014-15 regular season co-champion and conference tournament champion Lewis-Clark State as their preseason favorite to win the 2015-2016 league title. Montana Western, regular season co-champion from a year ago, was picked to finish second followed by Rocky Mountain College, Carroll College, MSU-Northern, University of Great Falls and Montana Tech. Lewis-Clark received five first place votes Montana Western received two.

Votes were six points for first, five points for second, four points for third, three points for fourth, two points for fifth, three points for sixth and one point for sixth. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team. First-place votes are in parentheses.

— Frontier Conference

Men’s poll
Team                                   points

Lewis-Clark State (5)          35
Montana Western (2)          31
Rocky Mountain                  23
Carroll College                    22
MSU-Northern                    16
Great Falls                           14
Montana Tech                      6

Women’s poll
Team                                   points

MSU-Northern (5)               33
Great Falls (2)                     30
Lewis-Clark State                27.5
Carroll College                    21.5
Rocky Mountain                  18
Montana Western                11
Montana Tech                      6

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