CIAA releases 2018 preseason football team and honors


or the 2018 season, the Bulldogs of Bowie State have been selected as the predicted championship contender. Meanwhile, the defending CIAA Champion Trojans of Virginia State University have been selected to finish second. The Bulldogs finished 9-2 last season with a 6-1 conference record and 4-1 division record. The Trojans finished 10-1 last season with a 7-0 conference record and 5-0 division record. Both BSU and VSU were featured in the first round of the NCAA Division II Region 2 football playoffs.

2018 Predicted Order of Finish

1. Bowie State University

2. Virginia State University

3. Fayetteville State University

4. Winston-Salem State University

5. Virginia Union University

6. Saint Augustine’s University

7. Chowan University

8. Shaw University

9. Elizabeth City State University

10. Johnson C. Smith University

11. Livingstone College

12. Lincoln (PA) University

Predicted Divisional Order of Finish

Northern Division

  1. Bowie State

  2. Virginia State

  3. Virginia Union

  4. Chowan

  5. Elizabeth City State

  6. Lincoln (PA)

Southern Division

  1. Fayetteville State

  2. Winston-Salem State

  3. Saint Augustine’s

  4. Shaw