Coastal Carolina was picked to the Big South in the league’s preseason football poll. The Chanticleers grabbed 14 first place votes, finishing ahead of second place Liberty (four first place votes). Charleston Southern was picked third, followed by Gardner-Webb fourth, Monmouth 5th and Presbyterian sixth.
|2014 Preseason Poll (first-place votes)||1||2||3||4||5||6||Pts|
|1. Coastal Carolina (14)||14||4||—||—||–||—||104|
|2. Liberty (4)||4||12||2||—||–||—||92|
|3. Charleston Southern||—||2||10||3||3||—||65|
|6. Presbyterian College||—||—||1||—||6||11||27|
Note: points are based on a weighted system, with first-place votes receiving 6 points, followed by 5 points for second-place, and so on.
Meanwhile, the Chants also swept the preseason player of the year honors. Linebacker Quinn Backus is the preseason defensive player of the year and quarterback Alex Ross is the preseason offensive player of the year.