The Ohio Valley Conference held it’s football media day Monday in Nashville and announced Jacksonville State as the preseason favorite to win the conference title.
The results, determined by league head coaches and sports information directors, showed the Gamecocks as the heavy favorite, picking up 10 of the 18 first place votes and 118 total points.
Two-time defending champion Eastern Illinois finished with 110 points and four first-place votes.
Tennessee State picked up the other four first-place votes and finished third with 107 points.
Eastern Kentucky was picked fourth (82 points) and was followed by UT Martin (79), Murray State (54), Tennessee Tech (48), Southeast Missouri State (34) and Austin Peay (16).