Old Dominion University football was picked to finish third in Conference USA East this season in a preseason vote conducted by a panel of media members that cover C-USA schools.
Western Kentucky was picked to repeat as C-USA East Champs with 20 first place votes, while Middle Tennessee was picked to take second and notched four first place votes. The Monarchs were slated to finish third and recorded three first place votes. ODU was followed by Marshall in fourth, garnering a first place vote, Florida Atlantic in fifth, FIU was picked sixth and Charlotte was picked seventh.
Louisiana Tech was picked to win the C-USA West for the second-straight year.
ODU returns 16 starters from last year’s squad that went 10-3 and finished 7-1 in Conference USA. Ray Lawry, Jonathan Duhart, Oshane Ximines and Brandon Addison were named to the All-Conference USA Squad on Monday.
C-USA media members predicted order of finish:
1. WKU (20)
2. Middle Tennessee (4)
3. Old Dominion (3)
4. Marshall (1)
5. Florida Atlantic
1. Louisiana Tech (20)
2. UTSA (7)
3. Southern Miss (1)
4. North Texas
(First place votes in parentheses)