Daemen Ranked in National Division II Preseason Poll

By | October 21, 2018

Men's Basketball Preseason Ranking 2018The Daemen College men’s basketball team is the No. 22 ranked team in the 2018-19 preseason edition of the “Division II Bulletin,” a national publication that specializes in coverage of NCAA Division II men’s basketball. It marks the first time in Daemen’s NCAA Division II era that the Wildcats have appeared in the“Division II Bulletin” national rankings.

Daemen, which is also listed as the top team in the“Division II Bulletin’s” preview of the East Coast Conference, is one of only two teams from the East Region to be included in the publication’s national rankings, joining St. Anselm College of the Northeast-10 Conference, which is ranked fifth.

The complete “Division II Bulletin” top 25 rankings include:

  1. Bellarmine
  2. Northwest Missouri
  3. West Texas A&M
  4. Lincoln Memorial
  5. Anselm
  6. West Liberty
  7. Western Washington
  8. Nova Southeastern
  9. West Florida
  10. East Stroudsburg
  11. Queens (N.C.)
  12. Morehouse
  13. Indiana (Pa.)
  14. Southwest Minnesota
  15. Ferris State
  16. Cal Poly Pomona
  17. Southern Nazarene
  18. Regis
  19. Findlay
  20. Clayton State
  21. Valdosta State
  22. Daemen
  23. Florida Southern
  24. UNC-Pembroke
  25. UC-San Diego

The Wildcats will get their season underway with an exhibition contest against NCAA Division I affiliate and defending Mid-American Conference champion University at Buffalo on Oct. 26. The regular season starts Nov. 9 and 10 when the Wildcats host the ECC-CACC Challenge presented by Western New York Knee and Orthopedic Surgery PC. They will take on Caldwell University in the opener, and face Nyack College in the event’s capper.