Midwestern State has been selected to repeat as Lone Star Conference football champion, according to the 2012 LSC preseason poll announced Tuesday.
The league's preseason poll reflects the opinions of LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus various media representatives from throughout the region.
The 2012 football season kicks off August 30, and the LSC has nine teams set to compete. Each team will play a total of eight conference games.
MSU, which claimed the 2011 LSC title with a perfect 8-0 mark, received first-place votes on 19 of the 25 ballots to finish with 215 total points.
Abilene Christian was second with 187 points and five first-place nods, while West Texas A&M was third with 179 points.
Texas A&M-Kingsville was fourth with 158 points and the remaining first-place vote, followed by Tarleton State fifth (131), Angelo State sixth (99), Incarnate Word seventh (74), Eastern New Mexico eighth (43) and Texas A&M-Commerce ninth (39).
The LSC had three teams take part in postseason play last season with MSU and ACU advancing to the NCAA Division II playoffs, while WTAMU played in the Kanza Bowl.
RANK TEAM 1ST TOTAL
1. Midwestern State 19 215
2. Abilene Christian 5 187
3. West Texas A&M 179
4. Texas A&M-Kingsville 1 158
5. Tarleton State 131
6. Angelo State 99
7. Incarnate Word 74
8. Eastern New Mexico 43
9. Texas A&M-Commerce 39
Information for this story provided by LSC staff.