North Dakota State is the favorite to win the Summit League men's basketball title this year.
The Bison received 25-of-28 first-place votes in the annual preseason poll of league coaches, sports information directors and media. All five starters return from last year's NDSU team that finished 24-10 and 12-4 in the league.
League newcomer Denver got the other three first-place votes and finished second in the poll, followed by South Dakota State, Western Illinois, Omaha, Fort Wayne, South Dakota and IUPUI.
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