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NAU Women Hoops Picked To Win Big Sky, Men To Finish Eighth

The NAU Lumberjacks women’s basketball team was picked as pre-season favorite to win the Big Sky Conference title by the media Wednesday, while the men’s team was picked eighth by both the coaches and media. The NAU women tied with Eastern Washington with 12 first place votes, but the Jacks got the nod by having four more points than the Eagles. NAU was picked second in the coach’s poll with the Eagles being the favorite. On the men’s side Weber State was the favorite of both the media and coaches. The men start the season November 2nd against SAGU, while the women begin their season November 6th at Oregon.

Here’s the official KAFF Sports ballot for the Big Sky Women’s Hoops Media Poll.

1. NAU
2. Sac State
3. Eastern Washington
4. Montana State
5. Northern Colorado
6. Montana
7. Idaho
8. Portland State
9. Weber State
10. Idaho State.

Actual Big Sky Women’s Basketball Media Poll first place votes in parenthesis

1. NAU (12) 259 points
2. Eastern Washington (12) 255 points
3. Montana (2) 217
4. Montana State (3) 209
5. Portland State 169
6. Sac State (2) 149
7. Idaho 104
8. Idaho State 99
9. Northern Colorado 92
10. Weber State 42