The Sun Belt Conference football divisions were officially announced on Tuesday at the conclusion of the conference’s Spring meetings.
Beginning with the 2018 season, the Sun Belt Conference will split into East and West divisions. Each division will have five teams and is geographically split, with the exception of Troy in the East and South Alabama in the West.
Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Troy
Arkansas State, South Alabama, Texas State, UL Lafayette, ULM
The division winners will then meet in the Sun Belt Championship Game, which will be played at the home site of the higher ranked team in the College Football Playoff poll.
Last season, Appalachian State and Arkansas State shared the Sun Belt football championship after both finished 7-1 in conference play.