ARTICLE FROM GEORGIA SOUTHERN ATHLETICS:
NEW ORLEANS – Georgia Southern has been picked to win the Sun Belt in the 2015 Preseason Coaches Poll, announced today.
The Eagles had 110 points and six first-place votes and were followed by UL Lafayette with 108 points and three first-place tallies. Arkansas State was picked third, followed by Appalachian State and Texas State. Sixth-place South Alabama garnered the final first-place vote.
The conference will announce its Preseason All-Sun Belt Teams Monday morning.
Georgia Southern won the 2014 Sun Belt title in its first season in the league, finishing 8-0 in the conference and 9-3 overall. The Eagles return 58 lettermen and 13 starters to the 2015 squad.
Fans can purchase 2015 season tickets and select their seats online, by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS or by visiting the ticket office in the Cowart Building adjacent to Paulson Stadium (203 Lanier Drive). Ticket office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Season tickets prices start as low as $75 for all six games, and seats that do not require a donation are available from $135-145 per seat.
2015 SBC Coaches Predicted Order of Finish (first place votes)
- Georgia Southern (6) – 110 pts
- UL Lafayette (3) – 108 pts
- Arkansas State (1) – 96 pts
- Appalachian St. – 82 pts
- Texas State – 78 pts
- South Alabama (1) – 68 pts
- UL Monroe – 59 pts
- Troy – 39 pts
- Georgia State – 32 pts
- New Mexico St. – 30 pts 11.
- Idaho – 24 pts