Wichita State and UNI represent the MVC in the top-25 polls this week. It marks the second time this year that the league had two ranked teams in the same poll. Evansville's Egidijus Mockevicius and UNI's Paul Jesperson are the league's Players of the Week.
Two Missouri Valley Conference baseball players have been named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American team, as announced last Friday by the organization. Dallas Baptist's Brandon Koch and Illinois State's Paul DeJong were both third team selections.