The Belmont men and the Tennessee-Martin women were named pre-season favorites on Friday to win the Ohio Valley Conference's 2015-16 basketball championships.
The voting was conducted by media who cover the league. The coaches will announce their voting next week.
Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky were voted to finish second and third, respectively, in the OVC East Division behind Belmont's men. Murray State's men got the nod in the West Division.
Under the women's one-division format, Morehead State was picked sixth, Eastern Kentucky ninth and Murray State 12th.
Craig Bradshaw of Belmont and Tiasha Gray of Austin Peay were voted pre-season conference players of the year.