COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Lindsey Wilson wrestling team was selected to finish in third place in the Mid-South Conference in 2017-18 as the MSC Preseason Coaches' Poll was released by the conference on Tuesday.
The Blue Raiders received 28 total points and one first-place vote. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.
Last season, Lindsey Wilson finished runner-up at the 2017 NAIA Wrestling National Championships. The Blue Raiders also won the MSC Tournament and shared the regular season title with Cumberlands (Ky.).
Campbellsville (Ky.) was selected to capture the regular season title in 2016-17 after receiving 32 voting points and three first-place votes. The Tigers finished third at the NAIA National Championship.
Cumberlands was picked to finish second earning 30 points in the poll and three first-place votes. The Patriots finished 10th at last year's national championship.
Life (Ga.) is fourth in the preseason with 24 voting points followed by Cumberland (Tenn.) with 14 points. Southeastern (Fla.) and Brewton-Parker (Ga.) round out the preseason poll with 11 and eight voting points, respectively.
The Blue Raiders begin the 2017-18 season on Nov. 4 at the Patriot Open in Williamsburg, Kentucky.