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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.

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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

    1. Texas Southern – 237 (11)
    2. Prairie View A&M – 204 (9)
    3. Jackson State – 202
    4. Grambling State – 168
    5. Southern – 167 (1)
    6. Florida A&M – 138
    7. Alcorn State – 128
    8. Alabama State – 125
    9. Alabama A&M – 112 (1)
    10. Bethune-Cookman – 97
    11. Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 68
    12. Mississippi Valley State – 36

First-place votes listed in parenthesis

Courtesy: SWAC



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