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North Dakota State is No. 1 in the Football Championship Subdivision preseason coaches poll

By SI Wire
August 05, 2014

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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