I would think that it has got to be Central's to lose. But, it is hard to depend on the core of a team being soph's. They do have the top returning starter in the league in JA and their athletic ability is way up there. But a really tough non-conference schedule early on and with an overall young team, some losses early could weigh on them. With their length and skills, that 1-3-1 will be really tough. With the addition of IS from Aquinas, that puts a 6'5" kid on top of it in JA and then 6'4" IS in the middle with KK being about 6'4" on a wing, that team will just swallow up people.
I think though Tomah and Sparta could have a chance to move up some. Not hard for Sparta to come from the bottom, but they have a couple of kids that are skilled and anytime you have a 6'9" kid that has a little skill, it can cause some problems. Tomah may finish in the middle of the pack, but also has better skills that they have had. For the first time - you could see them finish ahead of both Logan and Aquinas.
Logan does return TD, but after him, they are pretty thin. He is going to have to score a lot. I just don't see anyone else that can score.
Aquinas returns a couple of roll players from last year, but scoring will be an issue.
Ona's kids are a year older and probably will finish 2nd to Central. But, if they get hot and shoot it well in the two games against Central, they could pull it out. But size will be their issue. They are just really small and eventually that catches up to you against the good teams.
Don't count out Holmen. I don't think they will challenge to win the conference, but they won't be as bad as people may think. They will play hard and do have some athletic ability.
MVC play begins tomorrow night, will be interesting to see how this goes. I think the Logan v Onalaska game will be important to see how those teams match up and if either will be able to challenge Central at the top. Central is still very young and off to a bit of a slow start, but I still expect them at the top. Onalaska is off to a surprisingly slow start. Logan has played a tough schedule. So, the Logan/Ona winner will tell us something. Aquinas off to a bad start but their schedule has been very difficult. Tomah I think may surprise some people. Holmen and Sparta are about where we thought they would be at this point.