Montevallo was selected as the preseason favorite. The Falcons collected five first-place votes and 139 total points.
The Jaguars collected seven first-place votes and finished with a total of 137. Augusta State had more first- and second-place (three) votes than Montevallo, which had five first-place votes and one second-place vote.
Of Augusta State’s other two votes, the Jaguars had a fifth-place vote and a puzzling 13th-place vote from one rival coach.
UNC Pembroke was third in the voting, one point ahead of USC Aiken.
USC Aiken received one first-place, one second-place, seven third-place, one fourth-place, one fifth-place and one seventh-place vote for a total of 128 points.