COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Lindsey Wilson women's swim team has been selected to finish in second place in the Mid-South Conference in 2017-18 according to the MSC Coaches' Preseason Poll released by the conference office on Thursday.
The Blue Raiders garnered 41 total voting points and one first-place vote in the poll. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own institution in the poll.
Defending conference champion Cumberlands (Ky.) is the favorite to capture the title once again, garnering 48 total voting points and six of eight first-place votes. Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) collected 38 voting points and the final first-place vote in third place.
Loyola (La.) sits in fourth with 29 total points. Campbellsville (Ky.) is projected to finish fifth with 26 points, followed by Life (Ga.) with 18 points.
Rounding out the poll is Bethel (Tenn.) and Midland (Neb.) -- who enters their first season of competition in the MSC – with 14 and 10 voting points, respectively.
Last season, the Blue Raiders captured second place at the MSC Championships before turning in a program-best, fifth-place finish at the NAIA National Championships.
The 2018 Mid-South Conference Championships are scheduled for Feb. 2-4 at the Kingsport Aquatics Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.