SAA preseason coaches’ poll announced in Men’s Lacrosse

ATLANTA — Hendrix has been picked to finish sixth in the inaugural Southern Athletic Association (SAA) preseason coaches’ poll, the league office announced. The Warriors earned 13 points in the voting.

Defending SAA champion Centre (Ky.) garnered four first-place votes and 46 points to secure the top spot in the poll. Rhodes (Tenn.) was picked second after getting two first-place votes and 43 points. Birmingham-Southern (Ala.) came in third with 33 points, Berry (Ga.) fourth with one first-place vote and 30 points and Sewanee (Tenn.) fifth with 23 points. Oglethorpe (Ga.) was selected seventh after getting eight points.

The league’s head coaches voted on the poll, each predicting the season’s eventual order of finish 1-7. A first-place vote garnered a team 7 points, a second-place vote netted it 6, a third-place vote 5, and so forth.

Hendrix opens its regular season Feb. 12 against Carthage (Wis.) at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium starting at noon CT.

SAA Preseason Coaches’ Poll
RankSchoolPoints (First-Place Votes)
1Centre (Ky.)46 (4)
2Rhodes (Tenn.)43 (2)
3Birmingham-Southern (Ala.)33
4Berry (Ga.)30 (1)
5Sewanee (Tenn.)23
7Oglethorpe (Ga.)8