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Football Picked to Finish First and Third By KCAC Coaches and Media

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WICHITA, Kan. - The Ottawa University football team was picked to finish third in the Media Poll and first in the Coaches Poll in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) determined by members of the league's media and coaches. The annual preseason poll was released Friday, Aug 7, at the conference's 2015 football media day held at the Hotel at Old Town in Wichita, Kan.

The Braves earned 126 points from the conference media to be picked to finish third. Friends University and Tabor College both finished with 137 points. Friends though received nine first place votes while Tabor had six. Sterling was picked to finish fourth (87), University of Saint Mary was selected fifth (81), Kansas Wesleyan sixth (76), Bethany College seventh (61), Bethel College eighth (57), Southwestern College ninth (42), and McPherson College 10th (21).  

In the KCAC Coaches Poll, OU was picked to finish first and received 89 points and eight first place votes from the conference coaches. Tabor was selected second with 79 points and two first place votes. Rounding out the top three was Friends University. The Falcons received 76 points. In fourth was Sterling (66), fifth Kansas Wesleyan (54), sixth University of Saint Mary (49), seventh Bethany (47), eighth McPherson (30) and tying for ninth was Bethel (25) and Southwestern (25).

OU opens fall training camp Monday, Aug. 10, when newcomers report. The Braves will open their 124th season of football on Saturday, Sept. 5th against Dakota Wesleyan University at Peoples Bank Field. Kickoff for the contest is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

2015 KCAC Media Preseason Poll
Team (First Place Votes) Points
1. Friends (9) 137

2. Tabor (6) 137

3. Ottawa 126

4. Sterling 87

5. University of Saint Mary 81

6. Kansas Wesleyan 76

7. Bethany 61

8. Bethel 57

9. Southwestern 42

10. McPherson 21

2015 KCAC Coaches Preseason Poll
Team (First Place Votes) Points
1. Ottawa (8) 89

2. Tabor (2) 79

3. Friends 76

4. Sterling 66

5. Kansas Wesleyan 54

6. University of Saint Mary 49

7. Bethany 47

8. McPherson 30

T-9. Bethel 25

T-9. Southwestern 25