Charlotte - The Liberty Flames are picked to finish SECOND in the Big South Conference preseason football poll released Thursday.
Coastal Carolina is the preseason number one for the first time since 2006. Coastal got 9 first-place votes from head coaches and media members to 6 for the Flames. VMI tied for fifth in the voting with Presbyterian. This is VMI's last year in the Big South before moving back to the Southern Conference in 2014.