PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Men's Basketball) – The Shawnee State men's basketball team has been selected ninth in the 2014 Mid-South Conference Coaches' Poll, the league office announced Friday afternoon.
The poll was a collection of all nine coaches in the Mid-South Conference and coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.
The University of Pikeville received three first place votes en route to a No. 1 ranking. The Bears finished last season 31-3, with a 17-1 mark in the Mid-South. Georgetown ranked No. 2 with a pair of first place votes.
Campbellsville University, the University of the Cumberlands and Lindsey Wilson rounded out the top five in that order, with the Blue Raiders receiving the final first place vote.
Newcomer Life University received the No. 6 ranking, with St. Catharine College and Cumberland University taking up slots seven and eight.
Shawnee State concluded the 2013-14 season with an 3-15 record in the Mid-South Conference and 9-20 overall mark.
SSU's season kicks off on Nov. 1 with a home bout against Kent State University at Tuscarawas. Tip-off is slated for 5 p.m. MSC play begins Nov. 13 versus the University of Pikeville.