The college basketball season is just around the corner, and in the Patriot League the landscape is a bit different this year. Lehigh graduated several good players, so did Bucknell, so the league race is a bit more wide open. Lehigh is picked 6th this year in the preseason poll, Lafayette with several players back is picked second. But both are behind league newcomer Boston University who earned the nod as the preseason favorite. That doesn't mean they won't challenge for the title, Lehigh and Lafayette players know the title isn't won in the preseason poll.