Southern has been picked to finish third in the SWAC West Division behind Prairie View A&M and Grambling.
Two-time defending champion Alcorn State has been named the preseason favorite out of the East Division.
Southern opens the season on the road against ULM on Saturday, Sept. 3 in Monroe.
Southern running back Lenard Tillery was named the SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.
SWAC WESTERN DIVISION
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SWAC EASTERN DIVISION
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