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CIAA releases preseason predictions

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - The South will rise again in the CIAA.  At least that's what the coaches and media think.  The Southern Division received the top four spots in the league's preseason rankings, released at media day today on the campus of Virginia State.

Here's the predicted finish:

1. Shaw

2. Winston-Salem State

3. St. Augustine's College

4. Fayetteville State

5. Elizabeth City State

6. Virginia State

7. Bowie State

8. Virginia Union

9. Chowan

10. Johnson C. Smith

11. Lincoln College

12. Livingstone College

Shaw is the reigning league champion, while Virginia State lost in the championship game.

The league also announced the preseason All-CIAA Team:

QB: Cleven Powell (ECSU)

RB: Daronte McNeill (ECSU), Nicholas Cooper (WSSU)

WR: Robert Holland (CU), Tehvyn Brantley (WSSU)

TE: Bobby Holliday (SU)

OL: Baron Coffin (ECSU), Bryan Garnett (ECSU), Larry McDonald (FSU), Allen Buckner (SU), Markus Lawrence (WSSU)

KR: Tyron Laughinghouse (SAC)

PK: Austin Turner (FSU)

DL: Larry Jones (ECSU), Charles Deas (SU), Stanley Porter (SU), Akeem Ward (WSSU)

LB: Delano Johnson (BSU), Brucelee Sterile (LU), Jeremy Pruitt (VSU)

DB: Kenny Turner (BSU), Andre Lyles (FSU), Darnell Evans (SU), Alton Keaton (WSSU)

P: William Rudd (VSU)

PR: Tyron Laughinghouse (SAC)

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