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Football Picked 1st By Media, 3rd By Coaches In Preseason Polls

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WICHITA, Kan. - The Friends University football team was picked 1st by the media and 3rd by the coaches at the 2015 KCAC Football Media Day held at the Hotel at Old Town Friday afternoon.

Friends tied Tabor with 137 points in the media poll, edging out the Bluejays by garnering nine of the 15 first place votes. Tabor received the other six.

Defending KCAC champion Ottawa was picked #1 in the coaches' poll, follwed by the Bluejays and then Friends. The Braves recevied eight of the 10 coaches first place votes, with Tabor getting the other two.

The Falcons went 8-3 overall and 7-2 in the KCAC in 2014, ending the season in a 2nd place tie with Sterling. Friends finished the season ranked #21 in the NAIA, and took the same spot in the spring poll. The NAIA preseason poll will be released on Monday, August 10th and the first regular season poll comes out September 14th.

Friends opens the 2015 season on September 5th, hosting Nebraska Wesleyan in the KCAC/GPAC Challenge at 6:00pm.

Click here to see the full KCAC release on the polls. 

2015 KCAC Football Media Poll (First Place Votes):
1. Friends - 137pts (9)
2. Tabor - 137pts (6)
3. Ottawa - 126pts
4. Sterling - 87pts
5. Saint Mary - 81pts
6. Kansas Wesleyan - 76pts
7. Bethany - 61pts
8. Bethel - 57pts
9. Southwestern - 42pts
10. McPherson - 21pts

2015 KCAC Football Coaches Poll (First Place Votes):
1. Ottawa - 89pts (8)
2. Tabor - 79pts (2)
3. Friends - 76pts
4. Sterling - 66pts
5. Kansas Wesleyan - 54pts
6. Saint Mary - 49pts
7. Bethany - 47pts
8. McPherson - 30pts
9. Bethel - 25pts
9. Southwestern - 25pts