MASCAC Men’s Basketball Pre-Season Poll Announced

MASCAC Men’s Basketball Pre-Season Poll Announced

Falcons selected third in 2017-18 MASCAC Men's Basketball Preseason Poll

FITCHBURG, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University men's basketball team have been selected to finish third in the  2017-18 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men's Basketball Pre-Season Coaches Poll as announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon.

The Vikings of Salem State University were chosen to win the 2017-18 MASCAC Men's Basketball title. The reigning MASCAC men's basketball post-season tournament champions received six of the seven first place votes, en-route to a total of 36 points to outdistance Bridgewater State's second place total of 28 points, which included the final first place ballot.

The Falcons followed in the third slot with 27 points, while Westfield State University landed fourth in the preseason poll after amassing 19 points. Up next were the Lancers of Worcester State in the fifth spot with 18 points.

Rounding out this year's preseason poll were Framingham State University and MCLA in the sixth and seventh slots with a total of 13 and six points respectively.

The Falcons will kick off the year next weekend as they travel to Middlebury College for the 2017 Middlebury Tip-off Tournament. The Falcons will take on hosts Middlebury College on Friday, November 17th for a 7:00 p.m. start. 

The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, the nation's first Division III men's and women's playing conference, has a rich and storied tradition of competitive success while celebrating excellence in the classroom. MASCAC core member schools include Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, MCLA, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester State University. Two other institutions, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Plymouth State University, are affiliate members of the conference in the sports of football and men's ice hockey, while Western Connecticut State University joined the conference as an affiliate member in football beginning in 2013-14.

 

2017-18 MASCAC Men's Basketball Pre-Season Coaches Poll

  1. Salem State (6)

36 points

  1. Bridgewater State (1)

28 points

  1. Fitchburg State

27 points

  1. Westfield State

19 points

  1. Worcester State

18 points

  1. Framingham State

13 points

  1. MCLA

7 points

Portions Of Release Courtesy Of The MASCAC SID Office