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MASCAC Men’s Basketball Pre-Season Poll Announced

MASCAC Men’s Basketball Pre-Season Poll Announced

Falcons selected fourth in 2019-20 MASCAC Men's Basketball Preseason Poll

Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University men's basketball team has been selected to finish fourth in the 2019-20 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men's Basketball Pre-Season Coaches Poll as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.

The Vikings of Salem State University were chosen to win the 2019-20 MASCAC Men's Basketball title. The reigning MASCAC men's basketball regular season and post-season tournament champions received five of the seven first place votes, en-route to a total of 35 points to outdistance Westfield State's second place total of 31 points, which included the remaining two first place ballots.

Bridgewater State followed in the third slot with 25 points, while Fitchburg State University landed fourth in the preseason poll after amassing 23 points. Up next was the Lancers Worcester State in the fifth spot with 15 points, while Framingham State and MCLA rounded out this year's preseason poll in sixth and seventh with 12 points and six points respectively.

The Falcons will kick off the year on Friday, November 8th as they travel to Lasell College to take on the Lasers for a non-conference tilt, starting at 7:00 PM.

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.

 

2019-20 MASCAC Men's Basketball Pre-Season Coaches Poll

  1. Salem State (5)

35 points

  1. Westfield State  (2)

31 points

  1. Bridgewater State

25 points

  1. Fitchburg State

23 points

  1. Worcester State

19 points

  1. Framingham State

12 points

  1. MCLA

6 points

 

Portions Of Release Courtesy Of The MASCAC SID Office