Grand View is the favorite in the North Division and Baker is the favorite in the South Division in the preseason Heart of America Athletic Conference Coach’s Poll.

Culver Stockton is picked to finish sixth in the North in new coach Tom Sallay’s first season. Grand View received five of six first place votes in the North. William Penn is picked for second. They received one first place vote. The voting tallied as follows
1-Grand View 50
2-William Penn 45
3-Benedictine 43
4-Peru State 38
5-Graceland 34
6 Culver Stockton 30
1-Baker 50
2-Missouri Valley 46
3-Mid America Nazarene 42
4-Evangel 37
5-Central Methodist 35
6-Avila 30

Culver announced the signing of 26 players earlier this year on national signing day. That initial group included fifteen players on offense and eleven on defense. The Wildcats open the season on the road at Central Methodist on August 26th. The home opener is September 9th against Baker. Kickoff for the home opener is 11 a-m with the game telecast on ESPN3