OLATHE, Kan. – The Evangel football team was picked third in the 2018 Heart South Division Preseason Poll Monday as voted on by league coaches.
The Crusaders who shared the South Division Title last season with Baker was tabbed third after receiving 35 points in the voting. Baker was picked to repeat with four first-place votes and 40 overall points.
Missouri Valley was selected to finish second receiving one first-place vote and 36 overall points. Following the Crusaders was MidAmerica Nazarene with 31 points and Central Methodist in fourth with 28 points.
Defending North Division Champion Grand View was selected to win the North while Co-Champion Benedictine was picked second. William Penn was tabbed third and followed by Peru State, Culver-Stockton, and Graceland.
Evangel opens the 2018 college football season, August 23, at 6 p.m. against Southwestern Assemblies of God University. The Crusaders and Lions will open the football season at Tiger Stadium in Ozark, Mo., in front of a national audience on ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN App.
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