North Carolina A&T State was picked to defend its MEAC Football Championship as the Aggies topped the league’s annual preseason poll. Voting for the poll is conducted by the MEAC’s 10 head coaches and football sports information directors.

The Aggies received 19 first-place votes and was a unanimous choice to defend their MEAC Championship and represent the league in the annual Celebration Bowl on Dec. 15 in Atlanta, Ga. The Aggies, led by new head coach Sam Washington, have not won consecutive MEAC Championships since the 1991 and 1992 campaigns. Howard University was predicted to place second in head coach Mike London’s second season followed by N.C. Central in third place and Bethune-Cookman in fourth. Florida A&M was picked fifth followed by Norfolk State, South Carolina State, Savannah State, Morgan State and Delaware State.

1.            North Carolina A&T State (19)
2.            Howard
3.            N.C. Central
4.            Bethune-Cookman
5.            Florida A&M (1)
6.            Norfolk State
7.            S.C. State
8.            Savannah State
9.            Morgan State
10.         Delaware State

Courtesy: MEAC


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