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DWU basketball teams ranked in preseason top 25 polls

The NAIA Division II basketball coaches' preseason polls were announced on Tuesday for both the men and women. The Dakota Wesleyan University women are ranked No. 2 to begin the season, with Great Plains Athletic Conference rival Concordia (Nebra...

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The NAIA Division II basketball coaches’ preseason polls were announced on Tuesday for both the men and women.

The Dakota Wesleyan University women are ranked No. 2 to begin the season, with Great Plains Athletic Conference rival Concordia (Nebraska) starting the season atop the poll. The Tigers received one of 12 first-place votes, while Concordia received 10 and Southeastern (Florida) got one. DWU opens its season at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Corn Palace against No. 16 Valley City State (North Dakota).

The men are the 17th-ranked team to start the season and open the season at 7 p.m. on Monday in Bellevue, Nebraska, against No. 14 Bellevue. Indiana Wesleyan is the top-ranked team on the men’s side, while Morningside (Iowa) is the highest-ranked GPAC team at No. 4 in the nation.

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