Mustangs top GPAC 2021-22 Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

October 20, 2021 9:39am

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(Sioux City, Iowa) – Morningside University totaled 121 points in the preseason coaches’ poll and is picked to win the 2021-22 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Women’s Basketball Championship. The Mustangs tallied 11 of the possible 12 first place votes while Concordia was picked second with 110 points and 1 first place vote. Dordt was tabbed third with 90 points. Northwestern and Briar Cliff round out the top five respectively.

Northwestern was 18-11 overall last season, and finished with a 16-6 conference record and finished 3rd; The Raiders qualified for the national tournament and beat College of the Ozarks in the opening round before falling to Clarke;

Last year Morningside won the regular season and tournament titles in the GPAC. The Mustangs along with Concordia advance to the NAIA Championship final site. Three teams from the GPAC were ranked in the final NAIA poll last season; Morningside at 7, Concordia at 17 and Northwestern receiving votes.

Here is the complete 2021-22 GPAC Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll:

Place School Points First Place Votes

1 MORNINGSIDE 121 11

2 CONCORDIA 110 1

3 DORDT 90

4 NORTHWESTERN 87

5 BRIAR CLIFF 85

6 JAMESTOWN 72

7 DAKOTA WESLEYAN 71

8 MIDLAND 50

9 HASTINGS 41

10t COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY 23

10t DOANE 23

12 MOUNT MARTY 19