HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- At the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference football media day held Friday, July 28, on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College, the conference's preseason poll was announced.
Washington and Lee was picked to finish fifth overall of the league's seven football playing institutions in voting conducted by the league's coaches.
Catholic, last season's ODAC Champion, received the most first place votes and are the favorite to win the conference title.
Randolph-Macon was selected second, while Bridgewater was tabbed to finish third. Emory & Henry was selected fourth, followed by Washington and Lee (5th), Guilford (6th), and Hampden-Sydney (7th).
W&L finished with a 5-5 overall record last season, 3-3 in the ODAC, and return 12 starters, seven on offense and five on defense.
The Generals will open their season on September 9, when they host the Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins in a non-league contest at 1:00 pm.