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
- Texas Southern- 237 (11)
- Prairie View A&M- 204 (9)
- Jackson State- 202
- Grambling State- 168
- Southern- 167 (1)
- Florida A&M- 138
- Alcorn State- 128
- Alabama State- 125
- Alabama A&M- 112 (1)
- Bethune-Cookman- 97
- Arkansas-Pine Bluff- 68
- Mississippi Valley State- 36
First place votes listed in parenthesis