North Dakota State is No. 1 in the Football Championship Subdivision preseason coaches poll.
NDSU is the three-time defending FCS national champion, and received 18 of the 26 first-place votes in the poll. Its opens the season against Iowa State on Aug. 30 and have won 24 straight games.
Eastern Washington, which received six first-place votes, Southeastern Louisiana, New Hampshire and Montana round out the top five.
Coastal Carolina is No. 6 and Towson, who lost 35–7 to NDSU in the national championship, is seventh. Jacksonville State, McNeese State and South Dakota State finish the top 10.
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The Bison will try for an unprecedented fourth straight national title, but must do so with a new coach and a new quarterback. Craig Bohl took the head coaching job at Wyoming and defensive coordinator Chris Klieman was promoted. Carson Wentz takes over a quarterback for Brock Jensen, who graduated.
- Scooby Axson