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Langston Voted League's Top Team In Preseason Poll

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Ryan Hintergardt, CSFL SID

August 5, 2014 – Langston University was voted as the top team in the 2015 Central States Football League (CSFL) preseason poll, which marks the third consecutive season the Lions have been favored as the No. 1 team in the league's preseason poll. Langston received a total of 60 votes, including 12 first place votes. The poll is comprised of the league's coaches and sports information directors.Langston was eight points ahead of second-ranked Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Tex.), who received 52 total points and a pair of first place votes. Bacone College sewed up third place with 37 points, as only one point separated Arizona Christian University and Wayland Baptist University (Tex.), who finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Lyon College (Ark.) received 19 points to rank them in the sixth spot and Texas College rounded out the poll as the number seven team with 17 points. During the 2015 season, seven teams will compete for the CSFL title, including three teams from Texas, two schools from Oklahoma and one University out of California. The CSFL is comprised of Arizona Christian University, Bacone College, Langston University, Lyon College (Ark.), Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Tex.), Wayland Baptist University (Tex.), and Texas College.

The 2015 season is the inaugural season for both Arizona Christian University and Lyon College.

Head Coach Donnie Yantis had this comment after seeing the poll, "At ACU, we are excited to be joining and playing in the CSFL. We earned some respect from the CSFL members in our first season in 2014 by winning 3 games against non-conference opponents. The CSFL's pre-season poll has ACU ranked #4 in the conference. We have some work to do to get to the top of the CSFL. We had a great spring and even better recruiting class. We have a current roster of 132 student-athletes that we took the field with this past Monday. The talent level of our team has increased significantly.We are looking forward to competing for CSFL Championships every year! That is our goal, and it is also our goal to get into the playoffs and be a national contender every year. Our team has a solid foundation of godly men of great character and integrity, and when we take the field in 2015, you will see that. ALL IN, Roll Storm!"

2015 CSFL Preseason Poll

Rank School Points (1st place votes)

1. Langston University 60 (12)

2. Southwestern Assemblies of God (Tex.) 52 (2)

3. Bacone College 37

4. Arizona Christian University 34

5. Wayland Baptist University (Tex.) 33

6. Lyon College (Ark.) 19

7. Texas College 17