Diplomats 19th in D3hoops.com Preseason Poll

Diplomats 19th in D3hoops.com Preseason Poll

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's basketball team was ranked 19th in the D3hoops.com Preseason Poll. The ranking is the third preseason top-20 ranking for the Diplomats this preseason. F&M is ranked ninth in the Sporting News Preseason Top-25 and seventh by DIII News

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F&M returns 12 members and four starters from last year's squad that finished with a 20-6 overall mark with a 13-5 record in Centennial Conference action. The Diplomats made their 19th CC Tournament appearance, 14th in the last 17 years, and the 20 victories marked the 26th time in head coach Glenn Robinson's career the Diplomats have finished a season with 20 or more victories. 

Robinson, the all-time wins leader in Division III, enters the season with 890 career victories and can become the fourth coach to win 900 games in NCAA history.

F&M kicks off the 2015-16 campaign when the Diplomats host the F&M-Lancaster Rotary Tip Off Tournament. F&M's first game is on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 4:00 p.m. against Elizabethtown.