Ripon, WI -- Midwest Conference coaches have picked the Beloit College Men's Basketball team to finish fourth in the Midwest Conference Pre-Season Coaches Poll, which was released by the Conference office on Thursday afternoon.
St. Norbert College is picked to defend their 09-10 title, receiving nine first-place votes. Ripon College was picked second, followed by Lake Forest College, with the other first-place vote, and then the Bucs.
Carroll University is picked fifth, Illinois College sixth, Grinnell College seventh and Lawrence University eighth. Monmouth College is slotted for ninth and Knox College tenth.
Beloit finished 8-15 last season, 6-10 in the league, under head coach Brian Vraney, who begins his fourth season in 2010-11.
The Buccaneers open their 2010-11 season on Sunday, November 21, at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. They have their home and MWC opener on Sunday, November 28, when they host Lake Forest College in a 3:00 p.m. game in Flood Arena.