Wolves picked third in SAC Preseason Coaches' Poll


Wolves picked third in SAC Preseason Coaches' Poll
Monday, August 1, 2016 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

ROCK HILL - The Newberry College football team has been predicted to finish in third place in the South Atlantic Conference, as the 2016 SAC Preseason Coaches' Poll was released Monday.

Newberry - coming off of its second NCAA Division II playoff appearance in three years - earned 36 points and two first place votes from the other seven coaches in the league. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own team in the poll.

Catawba earned the first position in the poll with 45 points and three first place votes, just ahead of Carson-Newman with 43 points and three first place votes.

Behind Newberry are Mars Hill (30 points), Wingate (27), Lenoir-Rhyne (22), Tusculum (14) and Brevard (7).

The Wolves kick off the season on Saturday, September 3, hosting regional rival Florida Tech for the first of six home games in the 2016 campaign.

2016 South Atlantic Conference Preseason Football Coaches' Poll

Rank

 School

(1st)

Pts

1.

Catawba

3

45

2.

Carson-Newman

3

43

3.

Newberry

2

36

4.

Mars Hill

 

30

5.

Wingate

 

27

6.

Lenoir-Rhyne

 

22

7.

Tusculum

 

14

8.

Brevard

 

7