New preseason poll ranks Drovers 10th in conference

Sooner Athletic Conference preseason polls are out and both Drover men’s and women’s basketball teams are ranked 10th. The conference released the Coaches’ Poll on Tuesday afternoon. Oklahoma Baptist tops both men’s and women’s polls. Men’s Head Coach Brisco McPherson said the men’s ranking did not surprise him because his team lost all of its starters. “When you don’t have any experience coming back in this league, it’s going to be tough,” McPherson said. Both the Drover men and women finished last season ranked seventh in the conference. The men finished the season last year with an overall record of 15-18, 9-13 in conference. The women ended 16-16, also with a 9-13 in conference record. Men’s 1 Oklahoma Baptist (10) 2 Rogers State 3 Oklahoma Christian (2) 4 Southern Nazarene 5 John Brown 6 Oklahoma City 7 Northwestern Oklahoma State 8 Lubbock Christian 9 Wayland Baptist 10 Science and Arts of Oklahoma 11 Mid-America Christian 12 Saint Gregory’s Women’s 1 Oklahoma Baptist (8) 2 Oklahoma City (2) 3 Southern Nazarene (1) 4 Lubbock Christian 5 Wayland Baptist (1) 6 Rogers State 7 Oklahoma Christian 8 John Brown 9 Mid-America Christian 10 Science and Arts of Oklahoma 11 Northwestern Oklahoma State 12 Saint Gregory’s