North Dakota State Ranked No. 1 In CSJ Preseason Poll

North Dakota State Football 2013

College Sports Journal
News Release
 
PHILADELPHIA — North Dakota State is attempting to become just the second team in Football Championship Subdivision history to win three consecutive national championships and the Bison are ranked No. 1 in the preseason College Sports Journal/Game Worn Uniforms.com Top-25 poll.
 
The Bison were unanimously picked as the No. 1 team in this poll of FCS experts.
 
Close balloting occurred in positions two through five, with Montana State, two-time national finalist Sam Houston State, Eastern Washington and Villanova rounding out the top five.

 
South Dakota State, Towson, Central Arkansas, Cal Poly and New Hampshire completed the top 10.
 
The Colonial Athletic Association had three teams in the top-10 (Villanova, Towson and New Hampshire) and a conference-leading six overall in the top-25.
 
Here is the complete poll, including 18 other teams that received votes:
 
1. North Dakota State (12) 300
2. Montana State 263
3. Sam Houston State  257
4. Eastern Washington 252
5. Villanova 249
6. South Dakota State  236
7. Towson 228
8. Central Arkansas  217
9. Cal Poly 165
10. New Hampshire 163
11. Wofford 160
12. Illinois State 142
13. Northern Iowa 141
14. Richmond 138
15. Stony Brook 113
16. James Madison 100
17. Montana 94
18. Northern Arizona 90
19. Chattanooga 77
20. Eastern Illinois 68
21. The Citadel 61
22. Bethune-Cookman 58
23. Lehigh 57
24. Coastal Carolina 46
25. Tennessee State 39
 
Others Receiving Votes: Youngstown State 38, Wagner 33, Harvard 30, Liberty 26, Samford 25, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 17, Furman 16, McNeese State 15, Colgate 14, Southern Illinois 9, Eastern Kentucky 8, San Diego 8, Jacksonville State 7, Delaware 4, North Carolina A&T 3, South Carolina State 2, Indiana State 1, Jackson State 1.

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