For only the fifth time in school history, Wichita State will open the season ranked in the Associated Press Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll. The Shockers were tabbed 11th in the year’s first installment, released Friday. WSU is the only MVC team ranked.
Following a record-setting season which saw Wichita State climb as high as No. 2 in the national polls and reel off 35-straight wins before a loss, pollsters are slotting the Shockers -- ranked No. 11 nationally -- to win the 2014-15 Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball crown.