LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The SFA men's basketball team is looking poised to have another deep run into March based on the latest pre-season poll.
In a poll released Tuesday morning by SB Nation, the SFA men's basketball team was ranked the eighth best mid-major team in the nation.
The tam is looking for a third straight Southland Conference Championship and a trip to the NCAA tournament. The Lumberjacks have made the tournament three previous times. Their first appearance came in 2009 when they lost to Syracuse 59-44. The Jacks had their best performance two years ago making it past Virginia Commonwealth University in the second round before losing to powerhouse UCLA in the third round. Last season, the team lost in the second round to Utah.
The Wichita State Shockers took the top spot in the poll. Last year, SFA made the fourth spot on the poll.
The Lumberjacks will tip off their season in Waco on Nov.13 against Baylor University. The home opener will be on Nov. 22 against LSU-Shreveport.
To see the full poll, click here.