AUDIO: MIAA Football Media Day with Washburn, Fort Hays State, Emporia State and Pittsburg State

The 2019 MIAA football season officially kicks off on Thursday, September 5. Similar to previous seasons, teams will play an 11 game conference schedule that concludes on Saturday, November 16.

Coaches Poll
In the coaches poll, FHSU earned 114 points and six first-place votes for the top spot. NW was edged out by just two points to finish second with five first-place votes. Pittsburg State had 97 points and received one first-place for the third spot. Central Oklahoma earned 90 points for fourth followed by Central Missouri in fifth with 80 points.

Emporia State was tabbed sixth as Missouri Western placed seventh and Washburn came in eighth. Nebraska Kearney was selected in the ninth spot with Missouri Southern in the 10th position and Northeastern State at 11th. Lincoln rounded out the final spot of the 2019 Coaches Preseason Poll. 

2019 MIAA Football Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Fort Hays State (6) – 114 points
2. Northwest Missouri (5) – 112 points
3. Pittsburg State (1) – 97 points
4. Central Oklahoma – 90 points
5. Central Missouri – 80 points
6. Emporia State – 73 points
7. Missouri Western – 57 points
8. Washburn – 54 points
9. Nebraska Kearney – 46 points
10. Missouri Southern – 34 points
11. Northeastern State – 23 points
12. Lincoln – 12 points
Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own team



Head Coach Craig Schurig

Offensive Lineman Kyle Hinton

Cornerback Josh Wright


Emporia State:

Head Coach Garin Higgins

Linebacker Jace McDown


Fort Hays State:

Head Coach Chris Brown


Pittsburg State

Head Coach Tim Beck