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Sun Belt Conference Announces Preseason Coaches Poll

Sun Belt Conference Release
July 17, 2011

CFP – The Sun Belt Conference coaches' preseason poll has been released and FIU received 5 of the 9 1st-place votes. Troy, which was listed No. 1 on two coaches' ballots, was the only other team to garner more than one 1st-place vote.

Troy and FIU shared the title last year, but the Golden Panthers defeated the Trojans 52-35.

Troy has won shared five straight Sun Belt crowns.

Western Kentucky, which was voted last on all nine ballots last year, picked up one 1st-place nod while Arkansas State received the other.

Preseason Sun Belt Poll
As voted on by the league’s nine head coaches. First place votes in parentheses.

  Team Points
1. FIU (5) 75
2. Troy (2) 66
3. MTSU 54
3. Louisiana-Monroe 54
5. Arkansas State (1) 49
6. North Texas 33
7. Western Kentucky (1) 28
8. Louisiana 26
9. FAU 20


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