The Ohio Valley Conference’s coaches and sports information directors have voted on their favorites for the 2013-2014 OVC season. The preseason poll and all-conference teams were announced today in Nashville at the conference’s annual Basketball Media day. The voting panel tabbed Eastern Kentucky as the favorite in the East Division and there was a tie in the West Division between Southeast Missouri and Murray State. Voting took place before Murray State point guard Zay Jackson was reported out of the season with an ACL injury.
Everyone’s eyes this next week are on the matchup of the two remaining undefeated teams, but there’s a third team that’s still in control of their fate to win an OVC title; and raise your hand if this surprises you, Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo breaks another record.
Put your hand down, smart aleck.
Here’s the 10 (or more) things we learned in Week 8:
Week Eight is over and the results in terms of who won weren’t surprising, the scores were. The OVC showdown is still standing, and our confidence in a few teams was shaken. It was homecoming weekend for the majority of the teams in action and the homecoming crowds all left the stadiums happy.
Week Eight and the battle for the OVC Championship seems to be down to just the two undefeated teams in the conference. The games this week have the playoff feel, especially in our Game of the Week. The week features match ups that on paper look like easy wins for the home side, but don’t overlook this week.
We are seven games into the season and everything is starting to fall into line. We are just one more week away from the game that I personally have been waiting for since last year. While that is in the future, we focus on the present and rank the conference once again
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Just as we begin to buy stock in a team, they lose making the battle for second place in the conference even more wild. While the conference has three teams ranked in the polls, does that mean they are our top three? Here is our latest attempt at ranking the conference