2. Norfolk State: Leading scorer and go-to-guy Michael Deloach and two other starters will try to carry the Spartans to the NCAA Tournament.
3. North Carolina A&T: The Aggies have an excellent trio in guards Tavarus Alston and forwards Robert Johnson and Thomas Coleman.
4. South Carolina State: All-conference swingman Jason Flagler will be the leader for the second-place Bulldogs, who lose three starters.
5. Bethune-Cookman: C.J. Reed is one of the top scorers in the conference, and forward Alexander Starling is solid on the inside.
6. Coppin State: Gone is Player of the Year Tywain McKee, but guard Michael Harper and center Sam Coleman lead the returnees.
7. Hampton: The Pirates are consistently one of the MEAC's best teams, but guard Vinny Simpson will have to get them back to the top.
8. Florida A&M: The Rattlers struggled last season, but have an underrated backcourt in Brandon Bryant and Dale Hughes.
9. Maryland-Eastern Shore: The league's best big man, Neal Pitt, will try to get the Hawks out of the conference cellar.
10. Howard: Leading scorer Eugene Myatt has departed, leaving guard Kyle Riley behind to become the leader for the Bison.
Player of the Year: Michael Deloach, G, Norfolk State
G- Reggie Holmes, Morgan State
G- Michael Deloach, Norfolk State
G/F- Jason Flagler, South Carolina State
F- Neal Pitt, Maryland-Eastern Shore
G- Vinny Simpson, Hampton
G- Tavarus Alston, North Carolina A&T
F- Robert Johnson, North Carolina A&T
F- Kevin Thompson, Morgan State
F- Frisco Sandidge, Delaware State