August 18, 2011

Millsaps Selected As SCAC Preseason Favorite

SUWANEE, Ga. – For the fourth time in the last five years, Millsaps College was chosen by the league's head coaches as the preseason favorite to win the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football championship.

Millsaps garnered five of seven possible first-place votes and tallied 45 total points to headline the poll. The Majors finished one game behind league champion DePauw University last year and posted a 5-1 mark in SCAC play while finishing 7-3 overall.

Centre was chosen second, six points behind Millsaps, as the Colonels earned 39 total points and recorded one first-place vote. Centre is coming off a 2010 season in which the Colonels went 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the SCAC.

Birmingham-Southern checked into the preseason poll in third. The Panthers, who begin their first season as a full-fledged NCAA Division III member, earned 35 points after finishing 6-4 last season. Birmingham-Southern also will be eligible to win the SCAC championship for the first time since joining the league prior to the 2007 season.

Trinity followed in fourth-place in the annual poll of the league's head coaches. The Tigers tallied 30 points and picked up the remaining first-place vote.

Austin College was picked as the fifth team with 23 points while Rhodes (15 points) and Sewanee (9 points) rounded out the poll. 

 

2011 SCAC Predicted Order of Finish
       2010 Record
Conf. / Overall
    No. of votes
1 Millsaps College Majors
45 (5) 5-1 7-3
2 Centre College Colonels 39 (1) 3-3 6-4
3 Birmingham-Southern College Panthers
35 0-0 6-4
4 Trinity University Tigers
30 (1) 2-4 4-6
5 Austin College Kangaroos 23 2-4 4-5
6 Rhodes College Lynx 15 3-3 4-6
7 Sewanee: University of the South Tigers 9 0-6 1-9


*Last year games against Birimingham-Southern, a Division III provisional member, did not count as conference games.

Note: First-place votes (in parentheses) are worth seven points, second-place
worth six, on down to seventh-place votes being worth one. 

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