2021 CFN Sun Belt Preseason Rankings: West
1. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
Quick Take: Demand nothing short of an appearance in the Sun Belt Championship, and set the bar at winning it this time around. The key running backs are gone, but the lines are the best in the conference and QB Levi Lewis is back for what seems like his 13th year at the helm.
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2. Arkansas State Red Wolves
Quick Take: Butch Jones was a fantastic hire for a program that went from steadily great to just okay. The passing game should still be terrific, but the schedule is tricky and the defense could use a whole lot of tweaking.
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3. Texas State Bobcats
Quick Take: If nothing else, the Bobcats are going to be a blast. Expect a whole lot of shootouts, a whole lot of wild games, and a whole lot of issues for the rest of the league trying to keep up the pace if the offensive side gets going like it’s supposed to.
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4. South Alabama Jaguars
Quick Take: It’s going to be an interesting team that might just rise up and be the Sun Belt’s big surprise. There might not be the talent level of the big boys in the league, but the passing game should rise up and be a problem.
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5. ULM Warhawks
Quick Take: Give Terry Bowden a year or so to turn this back around. After a brutal 2020 when nothing worked, the Warhawks have to rely on a decent passing attack and decent group of safeties to work around.
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