Here's a look at the league's annual preseason poll - which is made up of votes from coaches, SIDs, and media - that was released on Wednesday:
2013-14 SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON POLL
|1.||North Dakota State (25)||305|
|3.||South Dakota State||233|
It's hard to argue with the top three teams, but it should be pretty wide open from there.
From an individual standpoint, Coyotes senior center Trevor Gruis was named to the Preseason All-Summit League Team (2nd). The Ellsworth, Minn. native started all 30 games as a junior, averaging 12.3 points and 6.1 rebounds.
|Lawrence Alexander||North Dakota State||G||6-3||Jr.|
|Marshall Bjorklund||North Dakota State||F||6-8||Sr.|
|Taylor Braun||North Dakota State||G||6-7||Sr.|
|Jordan Dykstra||South Dakota State||F||6-8||Sr.|
|Trevor Gruis||South Dakota||C||6-10||Sr.|
|Luis Jacobo||Fort Wayne||F||6-5||Sr.|
|Adam Link||Western Illinois||F||6-6||Sr.|
Preseason Player of the Year: Taylor Braun, North Dakota State