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2011 WVIAC Preseason Poll


Baseball Picked Third in North in WVIAC Preseason Poll
     02/01/11...Head Coach Todd Williams' Mountain Cat baseball team has been picked to finish third in the seven-team Northern Division in the 2011 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll released on Tuesday.  West Virginia State University was the choice to win the overall conference title.  The Yellow Jackets were also selected to win the Southern Division, while Seton Hill University was picked to win the North... (Full WVIAC Release)
     West Virginia State tabbed the conference overall winner on five ballots.  Seton Hill was chosen by four coaches to win the league. West Virginia Wesleyan College had three votes, and Shepherd (WV) University and Concord (WV) University each had one vote to win the league.
     Seton Hill was the coaches choice to win the Northern Division with 89 points.   The Griffins were first in the division on nine of the 14 ballots.  Shepherd was second with 77 points, and Pitt-Johnstown was a solid third with 70 points.  Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College (53 points), Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University (42 points), West Liberty (WV) University (40 points), and Fairmont State (19 points) were selected fourth through seventh, respectively.
     In the Southern Division, West Virginia State garnered 92 total points.  Of the 14 ballots, the Yellow Jackets were selected to finish first in its division by 10 coaches.  West Virginia Wesleyan was second with 78 points, and Concord was third with 67 points.  Davis & Elkins (WV) College was fourth with 56, followed by University of Charleston (WV) (45 points), Bluefield State (WV) College (29 points), and Ohio Valley (WV) University.

Predicted Order Of Finish:

Championship Votes
West Virginia State  5
Seton Hill   4
West Virginia Wesleyan  3
Concord   1
Shepherd   1

Seton Hill (9)   89  
Shepherd (3)   77
Pitt-Johnstown   70
Alderson-Broaddus (2)  53
Wheeling Jesuit   42
West Liberty   40
Fairmont State   19

West Virginia State (10)  92
West Virginia Wesleyan  (2) 78
Concord (2)   67
Davis & Elkins   56
Charleston   45
Bluefield State   29
Ohio Valley   25

(* Indicates overall first-place votes for each division title)