Grinnell closed the 2006-07 men's basketball campaign on a 12-game conference winning streak en route to the school's sixth overall Midwest Conference Men's Basketball Championship. The Pioneers have been selected as the preseason conference favorite to repeat this year according to the MWC Preseason Coaches Poll.
Lawrence University, with four returning starters from last year's 13-10 squad, has been picked to finish 2nd. The Vikings will operate under interim head coach Joel DePagter after John Tharp resigned his position following last season.
Lake Forest was selected to finish 3rd, followed by (4) St. Norbert College, (5) Carroll, (6) Ripon College, (7) Monmouth, (8) Illinois College, (9) Knox and (10) Beloit College.