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Appalachian State picked by league coaches to win the Sun Belt in 2017

The Mountaineers are officially the team to beat in the Sun Belt.

NCAA Football: Appalachian State at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

The Sun Belt has released their preseason poll and to the surprise of no one Appalachian State was picked to win the conference as the Mountaineers received seven out of the 12 first-place votes.

Four other teams received at least one first-place vote in Troy, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette and surprisingly New Mexico State. Head coaches are the only participants in Sun Belt’s preseason poll.

App State shared the league title last year and will try to go for their first ever outright Sun Belt conference title in 2017.

Last year App State and Arkansas State shared the title of being the preseason favorites to win the Sun Belt. This year that distinction solely belongs to App.

Sun Belt Media Days will begin this Sunday.