2019-20 MVC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll Rankings (Points) (First Place Votes) Drake fans will have the opportunity to check out the 2019-20 team when it hosts Central Missouri on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. in its first exhibition contest at the Knapp Center. Drake, which has won three-straight Missouri Valley Conference regular season titles, will viefor a four-peat in 2019-20. Senior Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa), the back-to-back Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year, is the 2019-2019 MVC Preseason Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Redshirt senior Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.), a two-time All-MVC First Team choice, is on the preseason team with Hittner for the second-straight year. Drake, 359 (31) Missouri State, 329 (8) UNI, 297 (1) Bradley, 255 Southern Illinois, 235 Illinois State, 212 Loyola, 188 Valparaiso, 126 Indiana State, 111 Evansville, 88Print Friendly Version ST. LOUIS – The Drake University women’s basketball team is the favorite in the 2019-20 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason poll for the fourth-straight year, the league office announced Thursday morning. Hittner and Rhine are joined on the All-MVC Preseason First Team by Karli Rucker of UNI, TeTe Maggett of Illinois State and Nicole Martin of Southern Illinois.