SHAWNEE- On Wednesday morning, the Sooner Athletic Conference released the conferences pre-season rankings. The Cavaliers were predicted to finish in eighth out of the SAC's 12 teams. Out of the 11 votes, St. Gregory's recieved three sixth place votes, two seventh place votes, three eighth place votes, two ninth place votes, and one tenth place vote.

Defending national champion, Texas Wesleyan was predicted to win the conference for this upcoming season, followed by Oklahoma City University, MACU, and USAO. 

The Cavs are returning six of their members from last year's squad, and they have added some help from several tranfers. SGU will open their season on Oct., 27 when they take on Bethany College at the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Classic at 4 PM.

2017-18 SAC Men's Basketball Poll

No

Team

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

Total

1

Texas Wesleyan

11

          

132

2

Oklahoma City

1

7

3

        

119

3

Mid-America Christian

 

4

2

 2

3

      

106

4

Science & Arts

 

1

4

4

2

      

103

5

Wayland Baptist

  

2

3

1

5

     

90

6

Southwestern Assemblies

  

1

1

4

1

3

1

   

81

7.

John Brown

   

2

2

3

3

1

   

78

8.

St. Gregory's

     

3

2

3

2

1

 

59

9.

Southwestern Christian

      

2

5

1

2

1

49

10.

Central Christian

      

1

1

4

2

3

39

tie

Oklahoma Panhandle

      

1

1

2

6

1

39

12

Bacone

        

3

1

7

29