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2019 OAYP Sun Belt Preview

By Jim Johnson
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OAYP makes its final projections on the Sun Belt predicted order of finish, position group rankings, and all-conference teams.

College football is here, folks. Florida and Miami will get us started this weekend, and then the season begins en masse the week after. So, having just about fully exhausted OAYP as an offseason resource -- from the Top 100 Player Rankings to the team previews (which can be found by clicking each team’s name in the predicted order of finish section) -- here’s everything else I could think to do with the formula before toe meets leather.

Here you’ll find the metric’s full 2019 offensive, defensive, and overall projections, conference record predictions, position group rankings, and all-conference teams:

2019 Projections

Predicted Order of Finish

EAST

1. App State (8-0)

2. Troy (7-1)

3. Georgia Southern (5-3)

4. Coastal Carolina (1-7)

5. Georgia State (0-8)

WEST

1. Arkansas State (7-1)

2. Louisiana (4-4)

3. ULM (4-4)

4. Texas State (3-5)

5. South Alabama (1-7)

Conference Champion

App State over Arkansas State (favored by 12.74 points in Boone, 11.33 points on a neutral field)

Position Group Rankings

All-Conference Teams

As determined purely by OAYP, with no personal opinion, and only players meeting the full qualifying threshold were eligible.

QB

1- Zac Thomas, App State 1.2

2- Shai Werts, Georgia Southern 0.97

3- Caleb Evans, ULM 0.83

RB

1- Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana 1.85
1- CJ Marable, Coastal Carolina 0.66

2- Darrynton Evans, App State 0.39
2- Marcel Murray, Arkansas State 0.12

3- Trey Ragas, Louisiana 0.05
3- BJ Smith, Troy -0.03

WR

1- Corey Sutton, App State 1.68
1- Ja'Marcus Bradley, Louisiana 1.09

2- Kawaan Baker, South Alabama 0.6
2- Thomas Hennigan, App State 0.12

3- Omar Bayless, Arkansas State -0.03
3- Cornelius McCoy, Georgia State -0.24

TE

1- Javonis Isaac, Arkansas State 2.61

2- Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina 0.72

3- Collin Reed, App State 0.43

OT

1- Robert Hunt, Louisiana 2.53
1- Victor Johnson, App State 1.34

2- Hunter Atkinson, Georgia State 1.06
2- Eastwood Thomas, ULM 0.5

3- Trace Ellison, ULM -0.06
3- JL Gaston, Troy -0.09

OG

1- Kevin Dotson, Louisiana 2.51
1- Shamarious Gilmore, Georgia State 0.89

2- TJ Fiailoa, ULM 0.85
2- Ryan Neuzil, App State 0.76

3- Kirk Kelley, Troy 0.43
3- Devin Jackson, ULM 0.4

C

1- Noah Hannon, App State 1.97

2- Aaron Brewer, Texas State 0.97

3- Bobby Reynolds, ULM 0.51

EDGE

1- Akeem Davis-Gaither, App State 1.66
1- Jarvis Hayes, Troy 1.18

2- Noel Cook, App State 1.03
2- William Bradley-King, Arkansas State 0.74

3- Kerry Starks, ULM 0.73
3- Frankie Griffin, Texas State 0.62

DL

1- Kevin Thurmon, Arkansas State 1.47
1- Raymond Johnson, Georgia Southern 1.07

2- Forrest Merrill, Arkansas State 1.02
2- Ishmael Davis, Texas State 0.81

3- Marcus Webb, Troy 0.75
3- Tyree Turner, South Alabama 0.5

LB

1- Carlton Martial, Troy 1.48
1- Bryan London, Texas State 1.02
1- Jordan Fehr, App State 0.78

2- Nikolas Daniels, Texas State 0.68
2- Tajhea Chambers, Arkansas State 0.1
2- Justin Whisenhunt, Troy 0.07

3- Chris Harris, Georgia Southern -0.01
3- Jacques Boudreaux, Louisiana -0.07
3- Rashad Byrd, Georgia Southern -0.14

CB

1- Kindle Vildor, Georgia Southern 1.2
1- Monquavion Brinson, Georgia Southern 1.17
1- Jerry Jacobs, Arkansas State 1.13

2- Anthony Taylor, Texas State 1.03
2- Jarron Morris, Texas State 0.6
2- Kordell Rodgers, Texas State 0.4

3- Jeremy Smith, Arkansas State -0.24
3- Terence Dunlap, Troy -0.37
3- Jessie Liptrot, Georgia Southern -0.41

S

1- Desmond Franklin, App State 1.66
1- Josh Thomas, App State 1.57

2- Jashon Waddy, Texas State 0.85
2- BJ Edmonds, Arkansas State 0.67

3- Darreon Jackson, Arkansas State 0.4
3- Josh Newman, Texas State 0.37

Jim Johnson - Editor of Southern Pigskin, Producer of "Three & Out", and host of "Explosive Recruiting" on the Southern Pigskin Radio Network. E-mail: jim@espncoastal.com Twitter: @JimJohnsonSP