The Vikings received nine first place votes and 335 total points to finish second. Green Bay finished as the favorite to win the Horizon league, The Phoenix received 32 first place votes for a total of 357 points.
CSU and Green Bay were the only two teams to earn first place votes.
Detroit was picked third with 239 points, while Valparaiso (228 points), Wright State (186), Milwaukee (182), Oakland (178), Youngstown State (95) and UIC (45) rounded out the poll.
Junior guard Trey Lewis was named to the preseason All-Horizon League first team, while junior Anton Grady was a second team selection.
Lewis was named to the five-member preseason first team after ranking 10th in the league in scoring (13.1 ppg) and ninth in assists (3.4 apg) last season. He started 26 of the 33 games last season, hitting 53 three-pointers and scoring in double figures in 25 games, including four 20-point games. He scored a career-high 29 points in a win over Oakland.
Grady, who is making his second straight appearance on the preseason all-league second team, averaged 10.4 points and ranked fifth in the league with 6.8 rebounds per game a season ago.
The Vikings open the season with an exhibition game against Malone on Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wolstein Center with the regular season opener at Iona on Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m.