FRISCO — Defending Southland Conference football co-champion Central Arkansas is the choice of the league’s coaches and sports information directors to again finish atop the SLC standings this season.

The Bears received 12 of a possible 22 first-place votes and 190 points to win the league in the 2020 Southland Conference Football Preseason Poll that was announced Wednesday at the virtual Southland Football Media Day.

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Stephen F. Austin head football coach Colby Carthel shown in this 2019 game against Tarleton State, will lead the Lumberjacks into their second season when the 'Jacks open the season at SMU on Sept. 12 in Dallas.

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