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Posted by Ryan Long - Thu, Oct. 12, 2017 - [ Women's Swimming ] - Viewed 342 times

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Cumberlands (Ky.) is atop the 2017-18 Mid-South Conference women's swimming coaches' preseason poll, conference officials announced on Thursday.

Cumberlands (Ky.) won the MSC title last season, while Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) finished second at the conference meet last season. The Patriots earned six of the eight first-place votes and 48 total points, while Lindsey Wilson also grabbed one first-place vote and 41 points.

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) is third in the poll with 38 total points and the final first-place vote. Loyola (La.) sits in fourth with 29 total points.

Campbellsville (Ky.) is projected to finish fifth with 26 points, followed by Life (Ga.) with 18 points.

Rounding out the poll is Bethel (Tenn.) and Midland (Neb.) -- who enters their first season of competition in the MSC – with 14 and 10 voting points respectively.

Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.

The 2018 Mid-South Conference Championship is scheduled for Feb. 1-3 at the Kingsport Aquatics Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.

2017-18 Mid-South Conference Women's Swimming Preseason Coaches' Poll

Pos.

Team

Points (First-Place Votes)

1.

Cumberlands (Ky.)

48 (6)

1.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

41 (1)

3.

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

38 (1)

4.

Loyola (La.)

29

5.

Campbellsville (Ky.)

26

6.

Life (Ga.)

18

7.

Bethel (Tenn.)

14

8.

Midland (Neb.)

10