Sun Belt releases Preseason All-Sun Belt Team, coaches poll and TV schedule

From the Sun Belt Conference

FIU is the preseason pick to win the Sun Belt Conference as the league released its preseason coaches poll and all-conference team Monday morning to begin its Football Media Days.

FIU, led by preseason Sun Belt co-offensive player of the year T.Y. Hilton, received five of nine first place votes. Troy, which has claimed at least a share of five consecutive Sun Belt Championships, was picked second and received two first place votes.

The Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Team is selected by the head coach of each institution and a media representative from each institution.

Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Offense

Corey Robinson (Troy, So., QB)

Lance Dunbar (NT, Sr., RB)

Bobby Rainey (WKU, Sr., RB)

Dwayne Frampton (ASU, Sr., WR)

T.Y. Hilton (FIU, Sr., WR)

Luther Ambrose (ULM, Sr., WR)

Ladarius Green (ULL, Sr., TE)

Tom Castilaw (ASU, Sr. OL)

Caylin Hauptmann (FIU, Jr., OL)

Ryan McCaul (ULM, Sr., OL)

Matt Tomlinson (NT, Sr., OL)

James Brown (Troy, Sr., OL)

Wes Jeffries (WKU, Sr., OL)

Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Defense

Dorvus Woods (ASU, Sr., DL)

Tourek Williams (FIU, Jr., DL)

Ken Dorsey (ULM, Sr., DL)

Jonathan Massaquoi (Troy, Jr., DL)

Demario Davis (ASU, Sr., LB)

Winston Fraser (FIU, Jr., LB)

Xavier Lamb (Troy, Sr., LB)

Kelcie McCray (ASU, Sr., DB)

Jonathan Cyprien (FIU, Jr., DB)

Marcus Bartels, FAU, Sr., DB)

Darius Prelow (ULM, Sr., DB)

Preseason All-Sun Belt Special Teams

Alan Gendreau (MT, Sr., Kicker)

Mickey Groody (FAU, Sr., Punter)

T.Y. Hilton (FIU, Sr., Return Specialist)

Co-Preseason Offensive Players of the Year

T.Y. Hilton (FIU, Sr., WR)

Lance Dunbar (NT, Sr., RB)

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

Jonathan Massaquoi (Troy, Jr., DL)

The Preseason Sun Belt Conference Coaches Poll is selected by the head coach of each institution. First place votes in parenthesis.

SBC Coaches Poll

1. FIU  75 (5)

2. Troy 66 (2)

T-3. Middle Tennessee  54

T-3. Louisiana-Monroe  54

5. Arkansas State  49 (1)

6. North Texas 33

7. WKU  28 (1)

8. Louisiana-Lafayette 26

9. Florida Atlantic 20

2011 Sun Belt Conference Composite Television Schedule

September 1

* North Texas at FIU - 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

(1) Kentucky at Western Kentucky - 8:15 p.m. (ESPNU)

September 3

Middle Tennessee at Purdue - 11:00 a.m. (Big Ten Network)

Arkansas State at Illinois - 2:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

Louisiana-Monroe at Florida State - 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Troy at Clemson - 2:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

September 9

FIU at Louisville - 6 p.m. (ESPN)

September 10

Florida Atlantic at Michigan State - 11 a.m. (ESPN/ESPN2)

Houston at North Texas - 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

Georgia Tech at Middle Tennessee - 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

Navy at Western Kentucky - 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

September 17

Louisiana-Monroe at TCU - 1 p.m. (The Mtn.)

Arkansas State at Virginia Tech - 3 p.m. (Fox Sports Net)

Central Florida at FIU - 5 p.m. (ESPN3)

North Texas at Alabama (Network TBD)

Troy at Arkansas (Network TBD)

September 24

Indiana at North Texas - 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

Central Arkansas at Arkansas State - 7 p.m. (KATV,KAIT)

* Middle Tennessee at Troy - 3:30 p.m. (Sun Belt Network)

Florida Atlantic at Auburn (Network TBD)

October 1

Duke at FIU - 5 p.m. (ESPN3)

* Arkansas State at Western Kentucky – 3 p.m. (Sun Belt Network)

Memphis at Middle Tennessee - 6 p.m. – (ESPN3)

October 6

* Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee - 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

October 8

* Florida Atlantic at North Texas 6:30 p.m. (Sun Belt Network)

October 15

* Louisiana-Monroe at Troy – TBA (Sun Belt Network)

October 18

* FIU at Arkansas State - 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

October 22

* Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic – 7 p.m. (Sun Belt Network)

October 25

* Troy at FIU - 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

October 29

* Louisiana-Lafayette at Middle Tennessee – 6:30 p.m. (Sun Belt Network)

November 5

Troy at Navy - 2:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

* Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana-Lafayette -2:30 p.m. (Sun Belt Network)

Middle Tennessee at Tennessee (Network TBD)

November 12 - Sun Belt Network Wildcard Week – 12:00 p.m.

* Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas State / Or * North Texas at Troy

/Or * Florida Atlantic at FIU / Or * Middle Tennessee at Louisiana-Monroe

Western Kentucky at LSU (Network TBD) - 7 p.m.

November 19 - Sun Belt Network Wildcard Week - TBA

* Florida Atlantic at Troy / Or * Arkansas State at Middle Tennessee

Or * FIU at Louisiana-Monroe / Or * Western Kentucky at North Texas

November 26 - Sun Belt Network Wildcard Week - 6:30 p.m.

* Troy at Western Kentucky/Or * FIU at Middle Tennessee / Or UAB at Florida Atlantic

December 3 - Sun Belt Network Wildcard Week - 4:30 p.m.

* Louisiana-Monroe at Florida Atlantic / Or * Troy at Arkansas State

Or * Middle Tennessee at North Texas

All times Central (CT) and subject to change

* denotes Sun Belt Conference game

TV carrier in parenthesis - additional TV games to be announced

(1) denotes game to be played at LP Field - Nashville, Tenn.

For the last four weeks of the 11 game Sun Belt Network schedule a wild card selection will take place to show that week's most compelling game.