As we continue our coverage leading up to Big South Media Day, here is our Preseason Big South Football Power Rankings.

1. Liberty

Under 2nd year head coach Turner Gill, Liberty looks to make the playoffs for the first time in school history.

2. Coastal Carolina

The Chanticleers have to replace Aramis Hillary, and must travel to Lynchburg to take on the Flames where they have not won since 2005. Matt Hazel and Quinn Backus lead a talented roster.

3. Charleston Southern

The Buccaneers return plenty of playmakers in 2013 including quarterback Malcolm Dixon, running back Teddy Allen, and receiver Larry Jones, III. Look for CSU to make a push at Liberty and Coastal.

4. VMI

The Keydets will look to improve off a 2-9 season in 2012, and return most of their playmakers on offense including quarterback Eric Kordenbrock. Safety Adam Morgan looks to lead an improved defense.

5. Gardner Webb

The Runnin’ Bulldogs will be guided under first year head coach Carroll McCray after 2012 ended in a disappointing 3-8 finish.

6. Presbyterian

Has Presbyterian finally decided on a quarterback? Kaleb Griffin and Tamyn Garrick split time in 2012. Linebackers Donelle Williams and L.J. Perry look to repeat as all-conference performers.

Our Preseason All-Conference Team