Posted On: 11/19/17 6:00 PM

We’re going to do something a little different today. We’re not going to make any forecasts, because the NSIC coaches have already spoken, and they would know. So, just for the record, here’s what they said.



1. Augustana (#3 overall)

2. Wayne State (#4)

3. Winona State (#5)

4. Concordia St. Paul (#6)

5. MN Mankato (#7)

6. Sioux Falls (#10)

7. SW State (#12)

8. Upper Iowa (#15)



1. MN Moorhead (#1 overall)

2. Northern State (#2)

3. UMD (#8)

4. Mary (#9)

5. St. Cloud (#11)

6. UMC (#13)

7. Bemidji (#14)

8. Minot (#16)


So, that’s that. Now, as I surveyed the coaches poll and all 16 of these rosters, here’s what really struck me. And, that is, how little established senior talent there is in the NSIC this year from the state of Minnesota. Here is what I would call established senior talent going into 2017-2018 in the NSIC.

1. Jill Conrad, 5-11, center-power forward, Northern (Centennial), 15 ppg

The takeaway here would have to be that the toughest, most hard-nosed player has

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