WHITEFISH — In a tight vote, the University of Providence was picked to win the Frontier Conference men's basketball title in the Preseason Coaches Poll.
The Argos received four first-place votes. Montana State-Northern, selected No. 2, earned three first-place votes from the coaches.
They were followed by: Lewis-Clark State, Carroll College, Montana Tech, Rocky Mountain College and Montana Western.
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Carroll advanced all the way to the NAIA national championship game before falling to Georgetown, Kentucky. The Saints defeated Lewis-Clark State in one of the semifinal games.
Guard Dane Warp of Carroll was selected the Preseason Player of the Year. The senior from Havre was an honorable mention All-America selection last year, averaging 16.3 points a game. He also led the Saints in 3-pointers (61) and assists (100).
Other preseason all-conference selections were: Brandon Cotton, Providence; Taylor England, Montana Tech; Zaccheus Darko-Kelly, Providence; Mascio McCadney, MSU-Northern; Damek Mitchell, Lewis-Clark State.