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Alabama St, UAPB picked as favorites at SWAC media days

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Alabama State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff are considered the preseason cream of the crop in the SWAC.

ASU and UAPB were picked as the favorites by the conference coaches, sports information directors and media.

UAPB is the defending SWAC champion and returns its all conference quarterback Ben Anderson. Anderson is the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year after he led the Golden Lions to their first-outright SWAC Championship crown since sharing the title in 1966.

Jackson State defensive back Qua Cox was tabbed as the SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

2013 Predicted Order of Finish: (First-Place Votes)

WEST DIVISION

1. Arkansas-Pine Bluff      105 (14)

2. Southern                       88 (6)

3. Prairie View A&M            82 (3)

4. Grambling State            51 (1)

5. Texas Southern             38

 

EAST DIVISION

1. Alabama State             108 (15)

2. Jackson State              102 (9)

3. Alabama A&M                60

4. Mississippi Valley St      51

5. Alcorn State                  40