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Villanova Football picked 3rd in preseason CAA poll; Rob Rolle voted Defensive Player of the Year

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CAA Media Day is rolling right along in Baltimore.

NCAA Football: Villanova at Lafayette Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

CAA Media Day continues to roll on today in Baltimore, Maryland and we have the hotly-anticipated preseason voting results from the coaches and media directors at the member schools.

Your Villanova Wildcats were picked to finish 3rd in the CAA this season behind James Madison and Richmond. Here is the full poll:

2017 CAA Football Preseason Poll

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Voting Points
Rank School (First-Place Votes) Voting Points
1 James Madison (21) 241
2 Richmond (3) 210
3 Villanova 209
4 New Hampshire 169
5 Delaware 133
6 Albany 129
7 William & Mary 124
8 Stony Brook 118
9 Maine 100
10 Towson 84
11 Elon 36
12 Rhode Island 31

On the individual side, Senior LB Ed Shockley, Senior S Rob Rolle and Senior P John Hinchen were picked to the preseason All-CAA team. Rolle was also selected as the CAA’s prseason Defensive Player of the Year after last season’s All-American campaign.

Here are the full teams from CAA Media Day: