RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - In a poll of the league's 11 coaches, the Richmond Spiders football team was picked to finish ninth in the Colonial Athletic Association this upcoming year.
After taking home its first CAA football title in 2011, the Towson Tigers were picked to repeat as conference champions. James Madison was predicted to finish third, and William and Mary slotted seventh.
Also part of the Colonial Athletic Association media day was the announcement of the 2012 Preseason All-CAA football squad. Highlighting the teams were New Hampshire linebacker Matt Evans and Towson running back Terrance West.
James Madison's Brian Barlow (fullback) and Earl Watford (offensive line) earned offensive first team honors. Richmond's Darius McMillan (linebacker), JMU's Stephon Robertson (linebacker), and William and Mary's Brian Thompson (safety) and B.W. Webb (cornerback) highlighted the defensive squad.
Dae'Quan Scott of James Madison also made the team as a return specialist.