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Steak ‘n Shake SoCon Power Poll

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By Southern Pigskin Staff
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Georgia Southern is the top team in our Preseason Steak ‘n Shake SoCon Power Poll.

Steak ‘n Shake was founded in February, 1934 in Normal, Illinois. Gus Belt, Steak ‘n Shake’s founder, pioneered the concept of premium burgers and milk shakes.

For over 75 years, the company’s name has been symbolic of its heritage. The word “steak” stood for STEAKBURGER. The term “shake” stood for hand-dipped MILK SHAKES. Gus was determined to serve his customers the finest burgers and shakes in the business. To prove his point that his burgers were exceptionally prime, he would wheel in a barrel of steaks (including round, sirloin, and T-bones) and grind the meat into burgers right in front of the guests. Hence arose the origin of our famous slogan, “In Sight It Must Be Right.”

After 75 years they are continuing Steak n Shake’s tradition of serving the country’s best, freshest, and tastiest burgers and shakes.

The Steak ‘n Shake SoCon Power Poll is a ranking of the teams from the Southern Conference. The poll is not entirely predicated on win-loss records or head-to-head pairings, though those are obviously taken into account.

The list is an average of the four polls of the members of the Southern Pigskin Staff: B.J. Bennett, Matt Osborne, Anthony Richards and Russell Varner; 

The Steak ‘n Shake Power Poll will be released each Monday.


1. Georgia Southern
Record: 0-0 (0-0)
Next: Savannah State

2. Appalachian State
Record: 0-0 (0-0)
Next: at Montana

3. Wofford
Record: 0-0 (0-0)
Next: at Baylor

4. Chattanooga
Record: 0-0 (0-0)
Next: vs. Tennessee-Martin (Thursday)

5. The Citadel
Record: 0-0 (0-0)
Next: Charleston Southern

6. Samford
Record: 0-0 (0-0)
Next: at Georgia State (Friday)

7. Furman
Record: 0-0 (0-0)
Next: at Gardner-Webb

8. Elon
Record: 0-0 (0-0)
Next: at Georgia Tech

9. Western Carolina
Record: 0-0 (0-0)
Next: at Middle Tennessee (Thursday)


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