Posted: 10/31/2013 - A year after finishing ninth in the regular season standings, the Runnin Royals have enough respect to earn a spot at No. 7 in the preseason poll. In a vote by the ODAC coaches, EMU's basketball men were in a tight group of three teams, finishing just four points behind Randolph College at No. 5 and Lynchburg at No. 6.