Pre-season rankings released for SEMO basketball

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Pre-season rankings are out for the upcoming college basketball season.

The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team is ranked sixth.

The women's team is ranked 11th.

Southeast's men's team finished seventh in the Ohio Valley Conference and ended a three-year absence at the conference tournament last season.

The Redhawks overcame a slow start by going 10-12 in their final 22 games and defeated Eastern Kentucky in the first round of the OVC Tournament.

On the women's side, Southeast brings back five starters and eight letter winners.

Both teams open up their 2011-12 seasons on the road on Nov. 11.

The men travel to Missouri while the women take on North Carolina State.

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