LORMAN, MS (WLBT) - The summertime is filled with magazines and outlets giving picks for the SEC and beyond. I dug around and found some preseason pub for the SWAC.
Lindy's picks Alcorn State to win a fifth consecutive East Division title. Noah Johnson headlines the returning Brave starters, along with PJ Simmons and Corey McCullough to name a few.
A Vicksburg native in the West Division earns another accolade. De'Arius Christmas is the Lindy's SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. The Warren Central alum had 76 tackles as Grambling won their 2nd straight conference title.
We'll find out what the coaches & sports info folks think Friday. That's when the SWAC takes centerstage in Birmingham for Media Day.
1. Alcorn State
2. Alabama A&M
3. Alabama State
4. Jackson State
5. Mississippi Valley
Conference Champion: Grambling