Troy picked to finish 2nd in Sun Belt

Troy has finished each of the last five seasons with at least a share of the Sun Belt title. But they aren't the pick to make it a six-peat.

The Trojans were picked to finish second in the league, according to a poll of the league's coaches. Florida International, who shared last season's title with Troy, was picked as the league favorite. The Golden Panthers received five of nine possible first-place votes.

Both FIU and Troy had individual players honored as well. FIU's T.Y. Hilton was named Preseason Co-Offensive Player of the Year. Troy's Jonathan Massaquoi was named the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.