BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alcorn State and Southern are the favorites to repeat as division champions in the Southwestern Athletic Conference in a season that was moved to spring because of the pandemic.
The league announced its preseason picks during the virtual media day on Thursday.
Alcorn State is the favorite to win its seventh consecutive East Division title. The Braves won their fourth SWAC title in six seasons with a 39-24 win over Southern in 2019.
Alabama A&M was picked to finish second in the division followed by Alabama State, Jackson State, and Mississippi Valley State.