NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The expected order of finish for the 2017 season in the Ohio Valley Conference as predicted by coaches and sports information directors and released Monday. Eight points awarded for first, seven for second, et cetera, and coaches and sports information directors could not vote for their own teams (with first-place votes in parentheses):

1. Jacksonville State (16) 128

2. UT Martin (2) 107

3. Tennessee State 96

4. Eastern Illinois 81

5. Eastern Kentucky 68

6. Tennessee Tech 64

7. Southeast Missouri 42

8. Murray State 41

9. Austin Peay 21

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