While the Summit League my be a free-for-all this year, no team has a tougher opening stretch than the Pioneers. DU will get the Summit League preseason poll 1-2-3-4 punch in the first nine days of January. The first two games are on the road, Brookings & Fargo, and the next two games are in Denver. A 2-2 split would be an excellent start to league play. Anything better than that and the Pioneers would have to be considered the biggest league surprise. All in nine days. It won't take long to get a sense of how well DU matches up against the league's best.
Summit League Men's Basketball
2015-16 PRESEASON POLL
1. South Dakota State (January 1, 2016 - Brookings, S.D.)
2. North Dakota State (January 3, 2016 - Fargo, N.D.)
3. Oral Roberts (January 6, 2016 - Denver, Colorado)
4. Fort Wayne (January 9, 2016 - Denver, Colorado)
LetsGoDU wishes hoops a great start to the new year.