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Florida International the Sun Belt favorite

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Florida International is your 2011 Sun Belt Conference coaches poll preseason favorite, the conference announced this morning. Florida International won a tie-breaker with Troy last season

The news of the coaches poll and the preseason All-Sun Belt Conference teams comes as the conference that few people care to discuss gets ready to begin their two day media day event via teleconference.

Dubbed the nation’s most accessible media day event, the Sun Belt Conference ensures that media members do not need to travel to the sunny south for previewing their conference. Instead blokes like me will get to spend two hours in front of a computer in a teleconference with various representatives from the conference.

I suppose that considering the fact that I’m hoping to be doing a bunch of traveling the next two weeks I should be grateful (not that I was planning on going to cover the Sun Belt Conference media days in person anyway).

You can follow my live Twitter updates from the Sun Belt media days Monday and Tuesday on Examiner.com. Feel free to use the hash tag #SunBeltMediaDays in your own tweets to ask me a question, leave your comments or provide your own updates at any time.

Team – Points (First place votes)

  1. Florida International – 75 (5)
  2. Troy -66 (2)
  3. Middle Tennessee -54
    Louisiana-Monroe – 54
  4. Arkansas State – 49 (1)
  5. North Texas – 33
  6. Western Kentucky – 28 (1)
  7. Louisiana-Lafayette – 26
  8. Florida Atlantic – 20

About the Author

Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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