BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Texas Southern, under the direction of fourth-year head coach Johnny Jones, has been selected to finish first in the 2021-22 Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll. The preseason poll was voted upon by league head coaches and sports information directors.
In the predicted order of finish, Prairie View A&M was tabbed to finish second followed by Jackson State, Grambling State, and Southern to round out the top five.
Florida A&M, Alcorn State, Alabama State, Alabama A&M, Bethune-Cookman, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and Mississippi Valley State were selected to finish 6-12 respectively.
The league is slated to announce the 2021-22 Men’s Basketball Preseason All-SWAC Teams tomorrow (Oct. 20).
2021-22 SWAC Men’s Basketball Predicted Order of Finish
- Texas Southern – 237 (11)
- Prairie View A&M – 204 (9)
- Jackson State – 202
- Grambling State – 168
- Southern – 167 (1)
- Florida A&M – 138
- Alcorn State – 128
- Alabama State – 125
- Alabama A&M – 112 (1)
- Bethune-Cookman – 97
- Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 68
- Mississippi Valley State – 36
First-place votes listed in parenthesis