Tuskegee Picked To Win SIAC
Tuskegee, who finished the 2009 season with a 10-2 record, was picked to repeat as Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions in 2010. The Golden Tigers are lead by Preseason All-American linemen Darian Barnes and Danny Anderson (Lindy’s Sports) as well as All-SIAC wide receiver Antoine Mitchell. Mitchell, a rising senior, led the SIAC with 800 receiving yards and seven touchdown catches last season. Albany State was picked to finish second followed by Fort Valley State, who was picked to finished third. Rounding out the predicted order of finish is Benedict, Morehouse, Kentucky State, Clark Atlanta, Stillman and Lane.
SC State Predicted To Win MEAC
Two-time defending Mid- Eastern Athletic Conference champion South Carolina State was picked to win the league title by a poll of coaches and sports information directors. The Bulldogs received 15 of 18 first-place votes and 315 points. Florida A&M got two firstplace votes and 268 points to finish second. Norfolk State was predicted to finish third with 190 points followed by Hampton, who garnered 167 points and one first place voted for fourth place prediction, edging Morgan State by one point with 166 points. North Carolina A&T was predicted to finished sixth with 150 points, followed by Delaware State with 120 points for a seventh place predicted order of finish, Bethune-Cookman (68 points) and Howard University (32 points).
AAMU, Prairie View Voted Top SWAC Teams
According to the Southwestern Athletic Conference coaches, sports information directors, and selected media members, Prairie View A&M and Alabama A&M should to repeat as respective division champions for the 2010 season. Prairie View garnered 17 first place votes and outdistanced second-place selection Grambling by 25 total tallies. Texas Southern finished third, 11 votes shy of Grambling, while Southern and Arkansas-Pine Bluff were predicted a distant fourth and fifth, respectively. Alabama A&M was selected in a tight race with Jackson State in the eastern predicted race. The Bulldogs got 15 first place votes and ended with a 12 vote cushion over the Tigers. Alcorn State finished third following JSU by 17 votes. Alabama State and Mississippi Valley State were predicted to finish fourth and fifth, respectively.
Fayetteville State Picked To Repeat As CIAA Champs
Fayetteville State has been picked to repeat as CIAA Football Champions. Shaw was rated second overall and runnerup in the South Division while Bowie State was picked first in the North Division and third overall. Elizabeth City State was selected to finish fourth followed by Virginia Union, Winston-Salem State, St. Augustine’s, Virginia State and Chowan.