Valparaiso University's men's swimming and diving team has been picked to finish in fourth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships according to the preseason poll released on Monday.
The Crusaders garnered 14 points in the poll, finishing ahead of Centenary. Oakland is the preseason pick to win the title, following by Western Illinois and IUPUI.
The Mid-Con Championships will be held December 2-4 on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.
2004-2005 Mid-Continent Conference Preseason Poll
Team - Points
1. Oakland (8) - 32
2. Western Illinois (2) - 26
3. IUPUI - 20
4. Valparaiso - 14
5. Centenary - 8
(First place votes in parenthesis)