There’s no question that Rhode Island will be a high-level team heading into next season; the Rams return 4 of their top 5 leading scorers from last year, and that doesn’t even include E.C. Matthews who’s coming off a torn ACL that sidelined him for the 2015-16 season. Though it’s still way too early to call, some major sports networks are already placing Rhode Island high in their rankings.
— Rhody MBB (@RhodyMBB) June 1, 2016
CBS Sports has Rhode Island as high as 15th in the nation heading into the 2016-17 season. ESPN’s recent polls had the Rams at 21 while NBC Sports and Sports Illustrated had them at 19th and 25th. Though pre-season rankings are all just speculation, it is nice to see the A-10 getting some recognition before the season starts. Rhode Island has a case to win the Atlantic 10 this coming season, but there are certainly a lot of teams that will be in the hunt this year.
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