Wesleyan Football Chosen 4th in USA South Preseason Poll

courtesy of Carl Lewis
courtesy of Carl Lewis

Release Link: https://usasouth.net/sports/fball/2019-20/releases/20190828l8g5no

The USA South Athletic Conference's football coaches have released their 2019 preseason poll. Head coaches do not vote for their own teams in the balloting. Averett was atop the rankings while the Bishops were chosen to finish 4th in the 8 team league. NC Wesleyan is coming off a 5-5 season where they went 4-3 in conference to finish in a tie for third with Huntingdon.

Wesleyan looks to be strong on defense behind returning USA South Defensive Player of the Year, senior linebacker Antonio Johnson. The Bishops will open their season on the road Sept. 7 at Emory & Henry before returning home to host Shenandoah on Sept. 14 at Noon at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex.

 

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2019 USA South Coaches Preseason Football Poll

Rank

Institution (1st Place Votes)

Pts.

1.

Averett (4)

46

2.

Maryville^ (3)

43 

3.

Huntingdon (1)

38

4.

N.C. Wesleyan

30

5.

Methodist

25

6.

Brevard*

18

7.

LaGrange

17

8.

Greensboro

*Ineligible for NCAA Tournament (Div. III Reclassifying Member)
^Defending Champion