Buffs picked 5th in LSC preseason poll

The West Texas A&M Buffaloes have been tabbed fifth in the 2023 Lone Star Conference Preseason Poll announced during the league's annual Football Media Day on Thursday held at McKinney ISD Stadium in McKinney, Texas.

Defending LSC Champion Angelo State picked up 25 of the possible 27 first place votes for a total of 241 points to sit atop of the poll followed by Central Washington (one first place, 198), Texas A&M-Kingsville (174), Midwestern State (147), West Texas A&M (123), Western Oregon (one first place, 118), UT Permian Basin (98), Eastern New Mexico (59) and Western New Mexico (57).
Tre'jon Henderson of Central Washington was named the league's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year while Amos Coleman was tabbed the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. 
Angelo State, Central Washington, Eastern New Mexico and Western Oregon kick off their seasons August 31, while Midwestern State, Texas A&M-Kingsville, UT Permian Basin, West Texas A&M and Western New Mexico begin September 2. All nine league teams will play eight conference games to determine the LSC Champion.
LSC football began in 1931. Texas A&M-Kingsville posts a conference-best 27 championships, with its first coming in 1959 and last in 2009. West Texas A&M (1986, 2005-2007 and 2012) has won five LSC crowns. Angelo State (also 1978, 1984 and 1987) and Midwestern State (also 2011-2012 and 2017) each have four. Eastern New Mexico has won twice (1991 and 2013).
Additionally, 18 players – nine offensive and nine defensive, including Henderson and Coleman – were selected for the LSC Football Preseason Players to Watch list. The student-athletes were nominated by their member institution.

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