The Emerson Men's Basketball Team has been ranked No. 2 in the NEWMAC preseason poll for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. The Lions' will be looking to defend their NEWMAC Title, which Emerson earned over the WPI Engineers 93-75.
The only team above Emerson is the team who they defeated in the NEWMAC Championship last year, WPI. The Engineers are Ranked No. 1 followed by Emerson at No. 2. Both the Lions and Engineers received four first place votes. Babson follows Emerson at No. 3. Springfield, MIT, and Coast Guard are No. 4, No. 5, and No. 5 respectively. Clark and Wheaton close out the poll at No. 7 and No. 8.
The Lions open up their season on Saturday, November 9th when they welcome Worcester St. to Brown & Plofker Gym at 6:00pm.
You can read the full release from the NEWMAC here.