Arkansas-Pine bluff football
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With the July 1 addition of Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman making the Southwestern Athletic Conference a 12-team league and Alcorn State making the switch to the league’s West division, a heightened sense of anticipation is expectedly understandable.

Back in May, after the SWAC’s spring football championship game, HBCU Sports’ Kenn Rashad and Kendrick Marshall published their 2021 SWAC fall football predicted order of finish.

Also read: One major question for every school heading into SWAC football media day in Birmingham

Below is how they see the season playing out.

KENN RASHAD KENDRICK MARSHALL
EAST DIVISION EAST DIVISION
Alabama A&M Florida A&M
Florida A&M Jackson State
Jackson State Alabama A&M
Bethune-Cookman Bethune-Cookman
Alabama State Alabama State
Mississippi Valley State Mississippi Valley State
WEST DIVISION WEST DIVISION
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Alcorn State
Alcorn State Southern
Southern Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Grambling Grambling
Prairie View A&M Prairie View A&M
Texas Southern Texas Southern


The SWAC’s football media day is slated to begin Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. (CST) at the Sheraton-Birmingham in Alabama.



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