Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun football team was picked third in the Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll, which was released on Monday to kick-off Sun Belt Conference Media Day.

Louisiana, who went 9-4 last year, inclucing a victory in the New Orleans Bowl, finished third in conference play. They recieved two first place votes, and 81 total points in the voting of the league's ten head coaches.

FIU was picked to win the conference, receiving five first place votes, and 92 total points, followed by Arkansas St., Louisiana, WKU, Troy, ULM, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, FAU, and South Alabama.

The 2012 Preseason Sun Belt Poll is below.

School (1st Place) Points

1. FIU (5)---92

2. Arkansas St. (2)---85

3. Louisiana (2)--- 81

4. WKU (1)---70

5. Troy---60

6. ULM---47

7. Middle Tennessee---42

8. North Texas---36

9. FAU---23

10. South Alabama---14

 

Offense---

Ryan Aplin---(Arkansas State, Sr., QB)

Kedrick Rhodes---(FIU, Jr., RB)

Alonzo Harris---(Louisiana, So., RB)

Josh Jarboe---(Arkansas State, Sr., WR)

Javone Lawson---(Louisiana, Sr., WR)

Eric Thomas---(Troy, Jr., WR)

Jack Doyle---(WKU, Sr., TE)

Zack McKnight---(Arkansas State, Sr., OL)

Rupert Bryan---(FIU, Sr., OL)

Caylin Hauptmann---(FIU, Sr., OL)

Leonardo Bates---(Louisiana, Sr., OL)

Cyril Lemon---(North Texas, So., OL)

 

Defense---

Isame Faciane---(FIU, Jr., DL)

Tourek Williams---(FIU, Sr., DL)

Tony Davis---(Troy, Sr., DL)

Quanterus Smith---(WKU, Sr., DL)

Winston Fraser---(FIU, r-Sr., LB)

Kanorris Davis---(Troy, Sr., LB)

Andrew Jackson---(WKU, Jr., LB)

Don Jones---(Arkansas State, Sr., DB)

Jonathan Cyprien---(FIU, Sr., DB)

Melvin White---(Louisiana, Sr., DB)

Brynden Trawick---(Troy, Sr., DB)

 

Special Teams---

Brett Baer---(Louisiana, Sr. PK)

Will Atterberry---(North Texas, Sr., P)

John Evans---(WKU, So., Return Specialist)