Salem, Va. – The Roanoke Men's Basketball team has been picked fifth in the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Preseason Poll.
The Maroons garnered 84 points to earn the fifth spot in the poll. Guilford earned eight first-place votes on the way to 117 overall poll points. Randolph-Macon College sits second with 104 tallies and a pair of top considerations, while just two markers separate Virginia Wesleyan University from Emory & Henry College for third place. The Marlins picked up 95 points and one first-place vote, while the Wasps got the remaining top nod as part of 93 points in the annual coaches' survey.
Roanoke opens the season on Nov. 17 when it takes on Bluffton in the Dick Leftwich Tournament in the Cregger Center.
2017-18 ODAC MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON POLL
(#) Denotes First Place Votes
|1. Guilford College (8)||117 pts.|
|2. Randolph-Macon College (2)||104 pts.|
|3. Virginia Wesleyan University (1)||95 pts.|
|4. Emory & Henry College (1)||93 pts.|
|5. Roanoke College||84 pts.|
|6. Lynchburg College||70 pts.|
|7. Washington and Lee University||54 pts.|
|8. Hampden-Sydney College||51 pts.|
|9. Eastern Mennonite University||46 pts.|
|10. Randolph College||36 pts.|
|11. Bridgewater College||24 pts.|
|12. Shenandoah University||18 pts.|