LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall's men's basketball team is ranked 23rd in the D3hoops.com Preseason Poll.The ranking is the second preseason top-20 ranking for the Diplomats this preseason as DIII News has F&M seventh in its preseason poll.
The Diplomats return nine players, including four starters from last year's squad that earned its 24th trip to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Diplomats' eighth Centennial Conference (CC) Crown, and 19th overall conference title. F&M finished the year with a 22-6 mark, which was the 27th time in school history the Diplomats finished with 20 or more wins in a season.
F&M starts the 2016-17 campaign when the Diplomats host the Lancaster Rotary - William Marshall Tournament on Nov. 18th and 19th. The Diplomats will face Lancaster Bible at 7:30 p.m. in the second game of the tournament.