Bryan received 1 first place vote and 54 points to finish second in the conference poll to Tennessee Wesleyan College, who is the defending league Champion. Union College finished right behind Bryan with 52 points, with Milligan (42) and Reinhardt (34) rounding out the top five.
Montreat College is in sixth place with 25 points and newcomers to the AAC, Point (16) and St. Andrews (15), are in seventh and eighth place respectively. Finishing the poll in last place is Virginia Intermont with 12 points.
Bryan's Taylor Hasty enters his 5th season as the coach of the Lions, but the Lions return just 3 position starters and only 2 pitchers who threw more than 30 innings in the 2013 season. Bryan finished second in the conference in 2013 with a 17-7 record in conference play and a 41-18 overall finish.
Appalachian Athletic Conference Baseball Preseason Coaches' Poll
1) Tennessee Wesleyan College (64)
2) Bryan College (54)
3) Union College (52)
4) Milligan College (42)
5) Reinhardt University (34)
6) Montreat College (25)
7) Point University (16)
8) St. Andrews College (15)
9) Virginia Intermont College (12)