The Siena Saints men's basketball team was picked second in the annual Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference preseason poll as voted by the leagues coaches.

The high expectations shouldn't come as a surprise as the Saints return their top five scorers from a team that went 21-13 and 13-7 inside MAAC play just a season ago. Monmouth finished just ahead of Siena in the poll as the preseason favorite. Here's how the rest of the voting shook out.

1) Monmouth
2) Siena
3) Iona
4) St. Peters
5) Fairfield
6) Manhattan
7) Rider
8) Marist
9) Canisius
10) Quinnipiac
11) Niagara

Siena tips off their season on Sunday November 13 when the Saints host Cornell.