October 26, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The predicted order of finish for 2016-17 men's basketball in the Ohio Valley Conference as voted by coaches and sports information directors and released Wednesday. Six points awarded for first, five for second, etcetera, and coaches and sports information directors could not vote for their own teams (with first-place votes in parentheses):

Overall OVC champion

Belmont (16)

Also receiving overall first-place votes: Tennessee State (6), E. Kentucky (1), Morehead St. (1).

East

1. Belmont (16) 126

2. Tennessee State (6) 106

3. Morehead State (1) 98

4. Tennessee Tech 62

5. Eastern Kentucky (1) 60

6. Jacksonville State 40

West

1. Murray State (21) 131

2. Eastern Illinois 95

3. Austin Peay (2) 88

4. UT Martin (1) 82

5. SIUE 54

6. Southeast Missouri 42

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