COLORADO SPRINGS — The 2020-21 Rocky Mountain Athletics Conference Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll was announced today, and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball team received 163 points and are ranked third in the 15-team.
The coaches' poll was voted on by all 15 head coaches. Coaches could not vote for their own institution.
Ranked ahead of the Mountain Lions is Colorado School of Mines as the preseason favorite with 195 points and 13 first place votes, and last season's Co-RMAC Champion, Black Hill State University (172 points, two first-place votes).
UCCS is coming off a 2019-20 season when they went 17-11 overall and finished in a tie for fifth place in the league standings with a 13-9 RMAC record.
CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves picked to finish 9th
The CSU-Pueblo men's basketball team was picked to 9th, receiving 98 points the coaches poll.
The Thunderwolves will not be able to start their season on time. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the first game with UCCS will be postponed to a later date.
Currently, CSU-Pueblo hopes to start the season Tuesday, Dec 8th, when they head Alamosa to take on Adams State.
UCCS will now begin their season on Saturday, Dec 5th when they host the Grizzlies at Gallogly Events Center.