Sun Belt Conference Announces Preseason Coaches Poll
Sun Belt Conference Release
July 16, 2012
CFP – The Sun Belt Conference coaches' preseason poll has been released and, just like last season, FIU received 5 of the available 1st-place votes. Arkansas State and Louisiana-Lafayette were each listed No. 1 on two coaches' ballots, while Western Kentucky picked up the remaining 1st-place vote.
Arkansas State won the conference's 2011 title with an unblemished league record of 8-0 as it finished 10-3 overall. Western Kentucky was second with a 7-1 conference mark and overall record of 7-5, but the Hilltoppers failed to receive a bowl bid. Those went to the Red Wolves, Ragin' Cajuns and Golden Panthers.
Preseason Sun Belt Poll
As voted on by the league’s ten head coaches. First place votes in parentheses.
||Arkansas State (2)
||Western Kentucky (1)
|#-South Alabama is in a transition year from the FCS and is ineligible for conference title or bowl game.