1. Chattanooga: The Mocs finished undefeated in conference play last year, the first time the champions in the conference had a perfect record since 2009.
2. Western Carolina: The Catamounts won seven games last year after winning 11 total the previous six years.
3. Samford: Macon native Chris Hatcher enters his first season as the Bulldogs’ head coach after leaving Murray State.
4. Mercer: The Bears enter their second season in the Southern Conference after a 1-6 finish last year.
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5. Wofford: The once powerhouse Terriers have gone just 11-11 the past two seasons, including 8-7 in conference play.
6. The Citadel: The Bulldogs won three of their final four games in 2014 to finish 5-7.
7. Furman: The Paladins won their first two games in 2014 but went 1-9 the rest of the way.
8. VMI: The Keydets finished 1-6 (2-10 overall) in their first season back in the Southern Conference.