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A&M Leads LSA-I Preseason Poll

After capturing the Lone Star Alliance title and advancing to the 2018 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour, Texas A&M is expected to repeat its performance this spring according to the LSA preseason coaches poll.

LSA MCLA Texas A&MThe Aggies (11-4) swept nine of the 11 first place votes and finished 14 points clear of second place Oklahoma (13-4). The Sooners, who grabbed one first place vote, were a single vote ahead of Texas (7-6), which also had one top vote.

Southern Methodist (8-7) rounded out the top four teams.

“The LSA had an incredibly exciting regular season and playoffs last year and I expect to see that again in 2019,” said LSAconference director Jason Zantjer. “Texas A&M is the logical pick to be the favorite, but there are several teams eager to give the Aggies a run.”

2019 LSA Division I Preseason Coaches Poll

1.     Texas A&M    13    9
2.    Oklahoma    27    1
3.    Texas    28    1
4.    Southern Methodist    44
5.    LSU    58
6.    Texas Christian    69
7.    Texas State    70
8.    Arkansas    94
9.    North Texas    101
10.    Texas Tech    104
11.    Houston    113

2019 LSA Division II Preseason Coaches Poll

Missouri State rolled to the Lone Star Alliance Division II championship in its first season in the league last spring and now the Bears are favored to repeat to feat according to the LSA’s preseason coaches poll.

Missouri State (12-3) edged out Louisiana (8-5) by a single vote for the top spot. The Bears and Ragin’ Cajuns have combined to win the last three LSA titles.

UT-Dallas (12-3), which met up with MoState in the finals last spring, has been slotted third while Baylor (10-3) wraps up the top four.

“We’re excited about this year’s team,” said Missouri State coach Dustin Rich. “We lost a lot of talent offensively and defensively, but with another large freshman class and three key transfer students, I’m really excited to see what we can do this year.

“We are excited to compete for another conference title, but obviously we have to play one game at a time. We talk about three things almost every day at practice: work hard, compete, and be positive – and we hope to do that in the Spring.”

The 26-team team conference – by far the largest in the MCLA in either division – will also be contested by Rice (6-2) and Tulane (3-4), according to the preseason poll.

MCLA LSA Division II Missouri State

1.    Missouri State    35
2.    Louisiana    36
3.    UT-Dallas    51
4.    Baylor    57
5.    Rice    62
6.    Tulane    100
7.    St. Edward’s    103
8.    Washington U.    115
9.    Louisiana Tech    116
10.    UT-San Antonio    121
11.    Oklahoma State    122
12.    Trinity    125
13t.    Creighton    137
13t.    Saint Louis    137
15.    Southeastern Louisiana    152
16.    Dallas Baptist    153
17.    Kansas State    160
18t.    Texas A&M – Galveston    163
18t.    Tarleton State    163
20.    Stephen F. Austin    190
21.    Texas A&M – Corpus Christi    191
22.    Southern Illinois    194
23.    Abilene Christian    197
24.    Incarnate Word    205
25.    Hardin Simmons    211
26.    Missouri S&T    214