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Texas Southern Tops SWAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll

By Keisha J Kelley


Black College Experience

Texas Southern Athletics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Texas Southern, under the direction of fourth-year head coach Johnny Jones, has been selected to finish first in the 2021-22 Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll. The preseason poll was voted upon by league head coaches and sports information directors.

In the predicted order of finish Prairie View A&M was tabbed to finish second followed by Jackson State, Grambling State, and Southern to round out the top five.

Florida A&M, Alcorn State, Alabama State, Alabama A&M, Bethune-Cookman, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State were selected to finish 6-12 respectively. The league is slated to announce the 2021-22 Men’s Basketball Preseason All-SWAC Teams tomorrow (Oct. 20).

2021-22 SWAC Men’s Basketball Predicted Order of Finish

  1. Texas Southern- 237 (11)

  2. Prairie View A&M- 204 (9)

  3. Jackson State- 202

  4. Grambling State- 168

  5. Southern- 167 (1)

  6. Florida A&M- 138

  7. Alcorn State- 128

  8. Alabama State- 125

  9. Alabama A&M- 112 (1)

  10. Bethune-Cookman- 97

  11. Arkansas-Pine Bluff- 68

  12. Mississippi Valley State- 36

First place votes listed in parenthesis

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