Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) women's volleyball team has been picked to finish second in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), that according to the preseason coaches' poll released on Thursday.
Concordia-St. Paul was picked to finish atop the league standings for the ninth consecutive season, receiving all possible 15 first-place votes.
UMD received no first-place votes by finished just ahead of Southwest Minnesota State in the annual poll, that after the Bulldogs earned a share of the conference regular season title in 2011.
Below is listed a breakdown of the preseason coaches' poll as it relates to the entire conference, with first-place votes listed in parentheses.
2012 NSIC PRESEASON COACHES' POLL
1. Concordia-St. Paul (15)
3. Southwest Minnesota State (1)
4. Wayne State
5. Minnesota State-Mankato
7. Minnesota State-Moorhead
8. Winona State
9. Northern State
10. Upper Iowa
12. St. Cloud State
13. Bemidji State
14. Sioux Falls
15t. University of Mary
15t. Minot State