Henderson State overwhelming choice to win GAC

RUSSELLVILLE (AP) - Henderson State University is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as champion of the Great American Conference.

The Reddies received 10 of 11 first place votes in a poll of conference coaches released Monday. The coaches are not allowed to vote for their own team.

HSU has 11 all-conference performers back from last year's team that went 10-0 during the regular season before losing in the Division II playoffs.

Southern Arkansas received the other first-place vote to finish second in the poll with Harding picked to finish third.

Ouachita Baptist is fourth, followed by East Central of Oklahoma, Southeastern Oklahoma, Southwestern Oklahoma, Arkansas Tech, Arkansas-Monticello, Northwestern Oklahoma and Southern Nazarene.

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