ISU's men were picked 3rd, the women 6th in the preseason MVC media poll. This seems about right based on who is returning from last season. Hopefully both ISU teams finish high at the MVC meet later this Fall.
much like football, the ISU women's soccer, volleyball, and softball teams are gonna be picked to probably finish last or pretty close to it, until they can prove they can compete w/ the other MVC teams. Which is hopefully soon!
MVC women's soccer predictions
Believe it or not I noticed at Wally world today that the Athlon College basketball preview magazine is already out. State is picked to finish 6th in the MVC this year. 4 returning starters, Gabe Moore most likely being All-MVC, and new coach but untested coach was the rationale.