SUWANEE, Ga. – For the first time since
joining the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in 1998,
defending league champion DePauw University was chosen as the
preseason favorite to win the SCAC football championship.
DePauw garnered four of seven possible first-place votes and tallied 44 total points to headline the poll. The Tigers shared the SCAC title with Millsaps last year but earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs via their win over the Majors. DePauw finished the 2009 season with a 49-39 first-round loss to Thomas More while posting a 7-3 overall record and 5-1 mark in SCAC play.
Centre was just behind DePauw, as the Colonels earned 41 total points and recorded two first-place votes. Centre started out 6-0 last season before losing two of its final three games to finish 7-2 overall and 4-2 in league play.
Trinity checked into the preseason poll in third. The Tigers tallied 33 points in slightly edging Millsaps. Millsaps earned 32 total points and one first-place vote.
Austin College was picked as the fifth team with 20 points while Rhodes (15 points) and Sewanee (11 points) rounded out the poll.
|2010 SCAC Predicted Order of Finish|
| 2009 Record
Conf. / Overall
|No. of votes|
|1||DePauw University Tigers||44 (4)||5-1||7-3|
|2||Centre College Colonels||41 (2)||4-2||7-2|
|3||Trinity University Tigers||33||4-2||7-3|
|4||Millsaps College Majors||32 (1)||5-1||7-3|
|5||Austin College Kangaroos||20||2-4||4-5|
|6||Rhodes College Lynx||15||1-5||3-7|
|7||Sewanee: University of the South Tigers||11||0-6||0-9|