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In Brief: Shenandoah picked fourth in ODAC preseason poll

FOREST – Shenandoah University’s football team was picked fourth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference preseason poll, the conference announced Monday.

Shenandoah, coming off its second straight 6-4 season, garnered 26 points in a vote of ODAC coaches, tying the Hornets for fourth in the eight-team conference with league newcomer Ferrum.

Washington and Lee and Randolph-Macon shared the top spot, as each received 44 points in the poll. W&L received four first-place votes while the Yellow Jackets received two.

Hampen-Sydney, the No. 3 pick (37 points), and Ferrum each received one first-place vote.

Voting was done on a 7-1 basis, and coaches weren’t allowed to vote for their own teams in the poll.

Shenandoah opens the 2018 season on Sept. 1 at Methodist.

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ODAC Preseason Poll

1. Washington and Lee (4) 44 pts.

1. Randolph-Macon (2) 44 pts.

3. Hampden-Sydney (1) 37 pts.

4. Shenandoah 26 pts.

4. Ferrum (1) 26 pts.

6. Guilford 19 pts.

7. Emory and Henry 18 pts.

8. Bridgewater 10 pts.

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