Jackson State, Southern Baseball

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced its 2022 SWAC Baseball Predicted Order of Finish on Wednesday with Jackson State and Southern tabbed as league favorites heading into the 2022 season. The preseason poll was voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.

Jackson State was picked to finish in 1st place in the SWAC’s Eastern Division. Jackson State tallied eight first-place points and 89 total points. Alabama State (2nd), Florida A&M (3rd), Bethune-Cookman (4th), Alabama A&M (5th) and Mississippi Valley State (6th) round out the list of SWAC East Preseason selections.

Southern was tabbed to finish in 1st place in the SWAC’s Western Division. Southern tallied 11 first-place votes and 98 total points. Grambling State (2nd), Prairie View A&M (3rd), Texas Southern (4th), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (5th), and Alcorn State (6th) highlight SWAC West Preseason selections.

The 2022 SWAC Baseball regular season is set to begin on Friday, Feb. 18 with league teams returning to action. The 2022 SWAC Baseball Tournament will be held May 25-29 at the Regions Field located in Birmingham, Ala.

Predicted Order of Finish

SWAC Eastern Division
1. Jackson State – 89 (8)
2. Alabama State – 88 (4)
3. Florida A&M – 67 (2)
4. Bethune-Cookman – 57
5. Alabama A&M – 55 (4)
6. Mississippi Valley State – 22

SWAC Western Division
1. Southern – 98 (11)
2. Grambling State – 80 (3)
3. Prairie View A&M – 77 (3)
4. Texas Southern – 67
5. Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 39
6. Alcorn State – 38 (2)

*First place votes listed in parenthesis

Courtesy: SWAC


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