I know a lot of people won’t agree with my placement of Bradley, but I think they will be a surprise this season.
After the success Illinois St. had last year, they should have had the opportunity to schedule a little better, but their non-conference schedule stinks plain and simple. Coach Jankovich must not realize what type of scheduling is expected for the conference.
Drake had their first exhibition game last night. I think they will finish right around where I have them predicted.
I do have the Jays predicted to win the conference, but I was very subjective about this and this is how the standings turned out. I really think this years Jays are a special group and will make an impact along with Southern Illinois. The old guard will be making a come back and re-establish the Valley this season.