Press Release from Southwestern Athletic Conference
Two-time defending champion Alcorn State totaled 44 votes points as it was named the preseason favorite out of the East Division. Alabama State followed with 35 points, Jackson State received 28 points, followed by Alabama A&M (16) and Mississippi Valley State (12).
Out in the West Division, Prairie View A&M was chosen as the division favorite after amassing 41 points in the voting. Grambling State followed with 35 points, and Southern received 32 points. Texas Southern (16) and Arkansas Pine Bluff (11) rounded out the order of predicted finish.
2016 Eastern Division Predicted Order of Finish
Alcorn State 44
Alabama State 35
Jackson State 28
Alabama A&M 16
Mississippi Valley State 12
2016 Western Division Predicted Order of Finish
Prairie View A&M 41
Grambling State 35
Texas Southern 16
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 11
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