Aug. 7, 2013 —
Bethel has captured the West Division four times -- the most of any school since the MSC went to the two-division system in 2005.
Belhaven finished 2012 with a 6-5 record, including a 4-2 mark in the West. The Blazers lost their five games last season by a total of 35 points, including three losses against ranked opponents.
Cumberland (Tenn.) and Faulkner (Ala.) are tied for third in the preseason poll with 17 voting points each. Cumberland received the final first-place vote.
Campbellsville is fifth in the poll with 11 voting points followed by Mid-South newcomer Reinhardt (Ga.) -- playing its first season of football in 2013 -- with five voting points.
The 2013 season begins in late August.