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JSU predicted to tie for first place in SWAC Preseason Poll
Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media  
Release: 02/08/2013
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Alabama State and Jackson State tied for first in the East, while Southern is favored in the West to win SWAC divisional titles this season. Both Hornets and Tigers picked up 77 points in the voting by Southwestern Athletic Conference head coaches and sports information directors. Each team also received eight first place votes. Alcorn State was picked third with 61 points and two first place votes, while Mississippi Valley State placed fourth with one first place vote and 48 points and Alabama A&M was fifth with 22 points.

Southern took 10 of the 20 first place votes and tallied 85 points as the favored team to win the West.  Prairie View was second with 74 points and six first place votes. Grambling and Texas Southern were a close third and fourth with 59 and 56 points respectively, while Arkansas-Pine Bluff was fifth with 26 points. GSU and TSU also received two first place votes each.

Eastern
1t. Alabama State - 77 (8)
1t. Jackson State - 77 (8)
3.  Alcorn State - 61 (2)
4.  Mississippi Valley State - 45 (1)
5.  Alabama A&M - 22

Western
1.  Southern - 85 (10)
2.  Prairie View - 74 (6)
3.  Grambling - 59 (2)
4.  Texas Southern - 56 (2)
5.  Arkansas-Pine Bluff - 26


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