ASU picked 3rd by SBC coaches
Arkansas State University received 122 points and one first-place vote to finish third in the Sun Belt Preseason Coaches’ Poll on Thursday.
Appalachian State received 136 points and seven first-place votes to top the poll, followed by Troy, which finished with two first-place votes and 127 points. South Alabama (98 points) and Louisiana-Lafayette (95 points, one first-place vote) round out the top five.
ASU has been picked to finish among the top three teams in the league in nine of the past 12 years, but the Red Wolves have never been picked to win the Sun Belt Conference.