Plainview, TX (KCBD) -The Wayland Baptist Pioneer Men’s Basketball team is picked fourth in the Sooner Athletic Conference Preseason Poll.
The Pioneers are ranked 9th nationally in the NAIA preseason rankings by Street & Smith magazine.
Wayland Baptist made it to the NAIA Elite 8 last season going 25-10. It was their second best finish ever behind finishing runner-up in the 1985 NAIA National Championship game.
Ten players are back for Coach Ty Harrelson, including four starters.
Wayland Baptist tips off the season hosting the McDonald’s Classic October 29 against Arlington Baptist, which kicks off seven of their first nine games at home at the Hutcherson Center in Plainview.