The Western Washington University men’s basketball team was ranked No. 11 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2014-15 NCAA Division II Pre-season Top 25 released Thursday, Nov. 6.
That makes the third DII pre-season poll in which the Vikings have been ranked. They were No.9 in the Division II Bulletin Top 25 and No. 14 in the Basketball Times Top 20.
WWU also was picked to win the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title in the pre-season coaches’ poll.
Three front line starters return from last year's team which finished 20-8 overall, placed second in the GNAC regular-season standings at 13-5, and reached the championship game of the GNAC Tournament. Only upsets in two other conference tourneys kept the Vikings from making a third straight national tournament appearance.