Earlier this week, the CAA released their preseason awards and it was not great news for UAlbany Great Danes football fans. Following a 3-8 season and a 1-7 season in the CAA, the Great Danes were picked to finish last in the CAA in 2019. This is the first time since the program joined the league in 2013 that they have been picked to finish last in the preseason polls. Below are the complete preseason votes.

  1. James Madison (20 first-place votes)       238
  2. Towson (3 first-place votes)                        217
  3. Maine (1 first-place vote)                             201
  4. Elon                                                                       164
  5. Delaware                                                             162
  6. Stony Brook                                                        151
  7. New Hampshire                                                109
  8. Rhode Island                                                      104
  9. Villanova                                                              84
  10. Richmond                                                            62
  11. William & Mary                                                 58
  12. UAlbany                                                               34

Troy high school graduate and sophomore wide receiver Dev Holmes was named an all-conference honorable mention along with linebackers Levi Metheny and Eli Mencer

The Great Danes kick off their season Thursday August 29th at 7pm. You can hear the all the action for game one of the season starting at 6:30pm on your home for Great Dane football 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.

Do you believe the coaches and media relations directors were right in picking UAlbany to finish last in the CAA this season? Can this Great Dane roster exceed preseason expectations in 2019? Let us know below.