1. College of Charleston: The Cougars need to build on last season's upset of Davidson behind guards Andrew Goudelock and Tony White.
2. Wofford: The Terriers have one of the best tandems in the conference in guard Junior Salters and forward Noah Dahlman.
3. Davidson: Without Stephen Curry, forwards Steve Rossiter and Will Archambault and guard Bryant Barr need to step up.
4. The Citadel: Don't count out the Bulldogs this season; guards Cameron Wells and Zach Urbanus keep them competitive every night.
5. Georgia Southern: The Eagles could be a major sleeper behind the return of injured Willie Powers and three other players who averaged at least 9.9 ppg.
6. Furman: The return of five starters, including Jordan Miller, brings optimism to a team that lost 24 games and finished last a year ago.
1. Appalachian State: The Mountaineers are going to be a huge threat this season, led by guards Kellen Brand and Donald Sims.
2. Western Carolina: Another team buoyed by its backcourt, the Catamounts are led by the tandem of Brandon Giles and Harouna Mutombo.
3. UNC-Greensboro: Ben Stywall is a solid forward, while Mikko Koivisto provides some perimeter balance for the Spartans.
4. Samford: The Bulldogs run the Princeton offense, which makes them a tough team to play. Bryan Friday anchors the team down low.
5. Chattanooga: The defending tournament champions lose their top four scorers, but Vanderbilt transfer Keegan Bell will make an impact.
6. Elon: Chris Long leads the way for the Phoenix, who are bringing in former Davidson assistant Matt Matheny to man the sidelines.
Player of the Year: Andrew Goudelock, College of Charleston
G- Andrew Goudelock, College of Charleston
G- Cameron Wells, The Citadel
G- Kellen Brand, Appalachian State
G- Harouna Mutombo, Western Carolina
F- Noah Dahlman, Wofford
G- Junior Salters, Wofford
G- Donald Sims, Appalachian State
G- Tony White Jr., College of Charleston
G- Brandon Giles, Western Carolina
F- Ben Stywall, UNC-Greensboro