Coupon Codes For Online Shopping
Coupon Codes For Online Shopping

Get Breaking News

Receive special offers from
Originally published: 2013-07-24 13:26:01
Last modified: 2013-07-24 13:26:01

Georgia Southern picked to win SoCon

by Steve Behr Sports Editor


SPARTANBURG, S.C. - If the Southern Conference coaches and the media that covers the league are correct, Georgia Southern will leave the league with a conference championship.

Both groups predicted the Eagles would win the 2013 Southern Conference championship, which was announced Wednesday at the SoCon's media day. The Eagles picked up 15 first-place votes in the media poll and six top votes in the coaches poll.

Appalachian State, which leaves with the SoCon with Georgia Southern to the Sun Belt Conference in 2014, was picked to finish second by the coaches and third by the media. The Mountaineers got two first-place votes from the coaches and six from the media.

The coaches picked Chattanooga third, followed by Samford, Wofford, The Citadel, Furman, Elon and Western Carolina. Chattanooga grabbed one first-place vote from the coaches.

The media put Wofford second, followed by App State, Chattanooga, Samford, The Citadel, Furman, Elon and Western Carolina. Wofford got four first-place votes, Chattanooga got two and Furman got one top vote from the media.

Media poll

Georgia Southern (15) 210

Wofford (4) 194

Appalachian State (6) 190

Chattanooga (2) 176

Samford 149

The Citadel 126

Furman (1) 107

Elon 61

Western Carolina 47

Coaches poll

Georgia Southern (6) 57

Appalachian State (2) 51

Chattanooga (1) 47

Samford 43

Wofford 40

The Citadel 33

Furman 25

Elon 16

Western Carolina 12