GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University men's basketball team will enter the 2016-17 season ranked second overall in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) preseason coaches poll. The Bison accumulated 152 points and four first-place votes.
GU is coming off an 18-8 season that tied the school record for conference wins (14) and overall wins in a season (18). The Bison ended their season in the NEAC semifinal round with a 74-63 loss to Morrisville State College.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute is the preseason No. 1 as the Wildcats collected 157 points. The Bison are followed by No. 3 Morrisville State College in third (140 points). Lancaster Bible College, the 2015-16 NEAC champions, check in at No. 5 (135) and two first-place votes. Wells College was the other program to receive a first-place vote as the Express were picked fourth (137).
Gallaudet opens the season next week against Bridgewater (Va.) College on Friday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. in Harrisonburg, Va.
2016-17 NEAC Men's Basketball Preseason Poll
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute (5)
- GALLAUDET (4)
- Morrisville State (2)
- Wells (1)
- Lancaster Bible (2)
- Penn St.-Berks
- Bryn Athyn
- Penn St.-Abington
- Penn College
- SUNY Cobleskill
- Saint Elizabeth
( ) = First-place votes