Defending NCAA Division II men's champion Northwest Missouri State is the favorite to win the MIAA again this season as the conference's coaches and media polls for basketball were announced Wednesday.

UNK, which went 10-18, was picked to finish 13th in the media poll and 14th in the coaches poll.

The Lopers were picked to finish sixth in both of the women's polls as they return most of their roster from last season's 15-14 team. Fort Hays State was the favorite in both women's polls.

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