Siloam Springs, Ark. (October 19, 2011) - The John Brown University men's basketball team was picked sixth in the SAC after receiving 83 votes in Preseason Sooner Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Coaches' Poll released on Monday.
The Golden Eagles finished last season 22-9 overall and fourth in the SAC with a 14-8 record.
Oklahoma Baptist was picked by the coaches' poll to win their third consecutive conference crown this season. The Bison were 17-5 last season, marking last year’s OBU men the team with the most SAC losses to ever win the conference crown. Last season, the Bison were 1-1 against JBU in coference play.
OBU received six of 12 first-place votes for 114 points, followed by Rogers State with four first-place votes and 102 points. Southern Nazarene was third with 97 points and one first-place vote, while Oklahoma Christian was fourth with the remaining first-place vote and 85 points.
The middle four teams in the 12-team league, according to the poll, are Northwestern Oklahoma State at 85, John Brown at 83, Oklahoma City at 61 and Science and Arts of Oklahoma in eighth place with 45 points.
Mid-America Christian is rated ninth with 42 points, followed by Lubbock Christian at 39, Wayland Baptist at 25 and St. Gregory’s at 12.
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