Southwestern Assemblies of God Univ

Langston followed by SAGU in Central States Football League Preseason Poll

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Waxahachie, Texas- 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. Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) received the second place vote in the preseason picks. 

“It’s a great compliment to our seniors who have worked hard and earned the respect of conference coaches,” says first-year head coach Frank Tristan. 

Langston was eight points ahead of second-ranked SAGU, who received 52 total points and a pair of first place votes. SAGU’s placement in the preseason poll corresponds to last year’s finish for the Lions.  SAGU placed second in the CSFL behind Langston after a 38-10 loss to the number one team. 

Bacone College (Ok.) 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, one University out of Arizona and one from Arkansas. 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.  The poll is compromised of the league’s coaches and sports information directors. 

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

About SAGU:
Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
Press Release by Ryan Hintergardt
Edited by Natalie Tristan