The SWAC kicked off HBCU football media day season on Friday by unveiling its 2016 predicted finish list, with a new name atop one of its divisions.
SWAC coaches picked two-time defending champion Alcorn State to win the SWAC East, while they tabbed Prairie View to break Louisiana’s three-year hold on the SWAC West and beat out Grambling for the division title.
1. Alcorn State
2. Alabama State
4. Alabama A&M
5. Mississippi Valley
1. Prairie View
4. Texas Southern
Despite only being picked to finish third in its division, five members of the All-SWAC first team offense hail from Southern.
Here are the All-SWAC teams with predicted order of finish. pic.twitter.com/xIMwvTKYI5
— Luke Johnson (@ByLukeJohnson) July 15, 2016