Men’s hoops ranked eighth in D2SIDA South Region poll

Men’s hoops ranked eighth in D2SIDA South Region poll

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo men's basketball team debuted at number eight in the Division II Sports Information Directors Association (D2SIDA) Media Poll, released Monday.

The Lions were one of five Sunshine State Conference teams in the ranking, joining No. 1 Barry, No. 4 Lynn, No. 9 Florida Southern, and No. 10 (T) Florida Tech.

Saint Leo vaulted into the regional ranking after its pair of wins in the SSC/Gulf South Conference Challenge Classic, with a 97-90 win over North Alabama, and a 93-90 overtime win over 12th-ranked Alabama-Huntsville. The Chargers had also been ranked third in the preseason regional poll, but fell to sixth in this week's ranking.

The complete D2SIDA South Region Poll follows:

D2SIDA South Region Media Poll
Week 1 (11/16/2015)

1. Barry (6) – 60
2. West Georgia – 47
3. Union (Tenn.) – 45
4. Lynn – 32
5. Delta State – 31
6. Alabama-Huntsville – 29
7. Benedict – 28
8. Saint Leo – 18
9. Florida Southern – 11
T-10. Shorter (Ga.) – 9
T-10. Florida Tech - 9

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