Look who's back as a Patriot League favorite.
It's American, which won the league in 2008 and 2009 and slid to the middle of the pack after a massive graduation hit.
Of course, the Eagles aren't an overwhelming top pick. It's a five-way scrum near the top of the Patriot, which could be one of the most competitive conferences in the country.
Navy was picked sixth, far back of the large, front-running pack.
1. American (7 first-place votes), 79
2. Bucknell (3), 76
3. Lafayette (2), 73
4. Holy Cross (2), 70
5. Lehigh (2), 69
6. Navy, 35
7. Colgate, 31
8. Army, 15
Patriot League Preseason Player of the Year: C.J. McCollum, Lehigh (So., G)
Patriot League Preseason All-League Team
F Andrew Keister, Holy Cross
G CJ McCollum, Lehigh
F Jared Mintz, Lafayette
F Vlad Moldoveanu, American
F/C Mike Muscala, Bucknell
G Jordan Sugars, Navy