(In alphabetical order)
Bethany (2010: 14-16 overall, 11-7 KCAC) _ The Swedes return all five starters, and all five averaged in double digits last season. Bethany is led by 6-foot-1 junior guard Trey Beachum, an All-KCAC pick last season who averaged 13.3 points and 5.2 rebounds.
Bethel (6-12, 7-22) _ Former Kansas Jayhawk Alonzo Jamison is the Threshers' first-year coach and has only two seniors in guards Eric Regier, a Campus product, and Maize product Trey Ronnebaum.
Friends (13-17, 10-8) _ The Falcons return a solid nucleus led by 6-3 guard Reggie Britton, Friends' leading returning scorer at 13.5 points. Guard Brett Steven (9.6 points) and center John Bridges (6.4 points, 4.8 rebounds) also are back.
McPherson (21-14, 11-7) —The Bulldogs are coming off back-to-back NAIA Division II Tournament appearances, including last year's run to the Elite Eight, have the nucleus of their team back and are ranked No. 11 in the NAIA Division II preseason poll. Six-foot guard Samson Shivers and 6-5 guard/forward Jordan Crawford are both potential All-Americans.
Southwestern (16-12, 8-10) _ Senior forward Ethan Randolph was an All-KCAC pick last season and should get a boost with the addition of Labette Community College transfer Chris Nelson.
Sterling (21-11, 14-4) _ Coming off a sweep of the KCAC regular season and tournament titles, the Warriors are ranked No. 20 in the NAIA Division II preseason poll and have one of the best players in the KCAC back in 6-7 senior forward Cody Brazelton (14.8 points, 6.8 rebounds), who was a third-team All-American last season.
Tabor (18-11, 11-7) —The Bluejays' 18 wins last season were the most in four years under coach Micah Ratzlaff. Tabor returns four starters, including 6-foot-7 forward Ryan Chippeaux, a Goddard porduct who averaged 8.1 points and 5.5 rebounds last year.