RCTC Tabbed as Favorite in Men's Basketball Poll

The MCAC Southern Division has tabbed Brian LaPlante's RCTC Yellowjackets as the team to beat in 2019-20.
The MCAC Southern Division has tabbed Brian LaPlante's RCTC Yellowjackets as the team to beat in 2019-20.

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The men's basketball head coaches from the Southern Division of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference have tabbed Rochester Community & Technical College as the team to beat when the MCAC season gets underway later this month. 

Rochester picked up five of a possible eight first-place nods, with Riverland grabbing two and Anoka-Ramsey also netting one first-place mention.  Overall, the Yellowjackets and Blue Devils were separated by just two points in the overall voting, as were third-place St. Cloud Technical & Community College and the fourth-pick Golden Rams.  The top four reflected a highly competitive 2018-19 campaign in which final standings came down to the final Divisional game of the year, an overtime contest between Riverland and SCTCC, won by the Blue Devils 99-92. 

Riverland is also mentioned in the 2019-20 NJCAA Division III Men's Basketball Pre-Season Poll, where they are "Receiving Votes"; view more at @NJCAABasketball. 

Rounding out the poll places were Ridgewater and Minnesota West who tied at #5, with Minnesota State-Fergus Falls at #6 and Western Technical College at #7.  Stay posted for MCAC Men's and Women's Basketball 2019-20 Season Previews available later this week, as well as coaches polls in the other three MCAC Divisions. 

2019-20 MCAC Men's Basketball Coaches Poll 

Southern Division 

#1) Rochester Community & Technical College (5)
#2) Riverland Community College (2) 
#3) St. Cloud Technical & Community College 
#4) Anoka-Ramsey Community & Technical College (1)
T- #5) Minnesota West CTC
T- #5) Ridgewater College
#6) Minnesota State-Fergus Falls                                                         
#7) Western Technical College 


The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, as well as select member colleges in North Dakota and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.

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