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JULY 18: Preseason Polls

oGriz

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Griz Picked No. 3 in the Big Sky.
Griz Picked No. 14 in TSN Poll (TSN).
Griz Finish No. 35 in Final TSN Poll (TSN).
Griz Picked No. 16 in CSJ Poll (College Sports Journal).
Griz Picked No. 14 iHigh Poll (iHigh).
Griz No. 23 in Lindy's Poll (Lindy's).
Griz Picked No. 14 in Phil Steele's Poll (Phil Steele).
An Early 2013 FCS Football Top 10 (College Sports Madness).

Big Sky Media Poll

Team First-Place Votes Total Points
1. Montana State 31 596
2. Eastern Washington 12 566
3. Montana 3 492
4. Cal Poly 1 466
5. Northern Arizona 0 457
6. Sacramento State 1 374
7. North Dakota 0 309
8. Northern Colorado 0 239
9. Southern Utah 0 228
10. Portland State 0 212
11. UC Davis 0 191
12. Weber State 0 164
13. Idaho State 0 74

Big Sky Coaches' Poll

Team First-Place Votes Total Points
1. Montana State 8 140
2. Eastern Washington 3 130
3. Montana 2 111
4. Cal Poly 0 109
5. Northern Arizona 0 104
6. Sacramento State 0 88
7. North Dakota 0 66
8. Northern Colorado 0 63
9. Southern Utah 0 57
10. Portland State 0 49
11. Weber State 0 48
12. UC Davis 0 37
13. Idaho State 0 12

Griz Picked No. 9 by Athlon
2013 College Football FCS Top 25 and Predictions
By Athlon Sports, 6/14/13
http://athlonsports.com/college-football/2013-college-football-fcs-top-25-and-predictions" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
1. North Dakota State (14-1, 7-1 MVC)
2. Montana State (11-2, 7-1 Big Sky)
3. Georgia Southern (10-4, 6-2 Southern)
4. Sam Houston State (11-4, 6-1 Southland)
5. Villanova (8-4, 6-2 CAA)
6. Appalachian State (8-4, 6-2 Southern)
7. Eastern Washington (11-3, 7-1 Big Sky)
8. Towson (7-4, 6-2 CAA)
9. Montana (5-6, 3-5 Big Sky)
10. South Dakota State (9-4, 6-2 MVC)
11. New Hampshire (8-4, 6-2 CAA)
12. Central Arkansas (9-3, 6-1 Southland)
13. Richmond (8-3, 6-2 CAA)
14. Northern Iowa (5-6, 4-4 MVC)
15. Cal Poly (9-3, 7-1 Big Sky)
16. Northern Arizona (8-3, 6-2 Big Sky)
17. James Madison (7-4, 5-3 CAA)
18. Chattanooga (6-5, 5-3 Southern)
19. Wofford (9-4, 6-2 Southern)
20. Eastern Illinois (7-5, 6-1 OVC)
21. Tennessee State (8-3, 4-3 OVC)
22. Delaware (5-6, 2-6 CAA)
23. Youngstown State (7-4, 4-4 MVC)
24. Illinois State (9-4, 5-3 MVC)
25. The Citadel (7-4, 5-3 Southern)

Griz Picked No. 16 in CSJ Poll
North Dakota State Tops CSJ Preseason FCS Top-25 Poll
College Sports Journal
http://www.college-sports-journal.com/index.php/ncaa-division-i-sports/fcs-football/259-north-dakota-state-tops-csj-preseason-fcs-top-25-poll" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

1. North Dakota State
2. Sam Houston State
3. Appalachian State
4. Montana State
5. Georgia Southern
6. Towson
7. James Madison
8. Wofford
9. Northern Iowa
10. Lehigh
11. Stony Brook
12. Eastern Washington
13. Old Dominion
14. Delaware
15. Youngstown State
16. Montana
17. Maine
18. Indiana State
19. New Hampshire
20. Norfolk State
21. Illinois State
22. Stephen F. Austin
23. Southern Utah
24. Villanova
25. Eastern Kentucky

Others receiving votes (in order of points):

Liberty, Central Arkansas, Alabama State, Harvard, Furman, Jacksonville State, Cal Poly, Murray State, Albany, Penn, Tennessee Tech, Bethune-Cookman, South Carolina State, William & Mary, Chattanooga, San Diego, Elon, McNeese State, Georgetown, Jackson State, Brown, Cornell, North Carolina A&T, Grambling.

Griz Picked No. 14 iHigh Poll
2013 FCS PRE-SEASON TOP 25 POLL
http://www.ihigh.com/eihss/article_173694.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

1. North Dakota State Bison
2. Georgia Southern Eagles
3. Montana State Bobcats
4. Eastern Washington Eagles
5. Appalachian St. Mountaineers
6. Sam Houston State Bearkats
7. Villanova Wildcats
8. South Dakota State Jackrabbits
9. Illinois State Redbirds
10. Old Dominion Monarchs
11. Central Arkansas Bears
12. Northern Iowa Panthers
13. Towson Tigers
14. Montana Grizzlies
15. Richmond Spiders
16. Arkansas-PB Golden Lions
17. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
18. Stony Brook Seawolves
19. Eastern Illinois Panthers
20. Chattanooga Mocs
21. Cal Poly Mustangs
22. New Hampshire Wildcats
23. Colgate Raiders
24. Sacramento State Hornets
25. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

An Early 2013 FCS Football Top 10
By George Hammond, College Sports Madness
http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/article/5701" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

1. North Dakota State
2. Eastern Washington
3. Georgia Southern
4. Montana State
5. Appalachian State
6. Sam Houston State
7. Towson
8. Cal Poly
9. Central Arkansas
10. Villanova
Although not mentioned, keep an eye on Montana and Northern Iowa. Both suffered disappointing years for a variety of reasons in 2012, but the perennial FCS contenders should rebound in 2013.

Griz Picked No. 14 in Phil Steele's Poll

1. North Dakota State
2.Georgia Southern*
3. Montana State
4. Eastern Washington
5. Appalachian State*
6. Sam Houston State
7. Villanova
8. South Dakota State
9. Illinois State
10. Old Dominion*
11. Central Arkansas
12. Northern Iowa
13. Towson
14. Montana
15. Richmond
16. Arkansas Pine-Bluff
17. Northern Arizona
18. Stony Brook
19. Eastern Illinois
20. Chattanooga
21. Cal Poly
22. New Hampshire
23. Colgate
24. Sacramento State
25. Bethune-Cookman
* Ineligible for 2013 FCS Playoffs

Griz No. 14 in TSN Poll
TSN, 6/29/2013

The Sporting News Preseason FCS Top 25 Poll
1. North Dakota State
2. Georgia Southern
3. Montana State
4. Eastern Washington
5. Appalachian State
6. Sam Houston Stte
7. Villanova
8. South Dakota State
9. Illinois State
10. Old Dominion
11. Central Arkansas
12. Northern Iowa
13. Towson
14. Montana
15. Richmond
16. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
17. Northern Arizona
18. Stony Brook
19. Eastern Illinois
20. Chattanooga
21. Cal Poly
22. New Hampshire
23. Colgate
24. Sacramento State
25. Bethune-Cookman

Griz Finish No. 35 in Final TSN Poll
TSN

Team (First-place votes) 2012 Record Points Previous Rank
1. North Dakota State Bison (142) 14-1 3550 1
2. Sam Houston State Bearkats 11-4 3386 5
3. Georgia Southern Eagles 10-4 3183 6
4. Eastern Washington Eagles 11-3 3143 4
5. Montana State Bobcats 11-2 2949 2
6. Old Dominion Monarchs 11-2 2859 3
6. Old Dominion Monarchs 11-2 2859 3
7. Wofford Terriers 9-4 2673 9
8. Illinois State Redbirds 9-4 2289 16
9. Appalachian State Mountaineers 8-4 2229 7
10. Central Arkansas Bears 9-3 2166 8
11. Stony Brook Seawolves 10-3 2158 10
12. Cal Poly Mustangs 9-3 1930 12
13. New Hampshire Wildcats 8-4 1839 11
14. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 9-4 1537 19
15. Villanova Wildcats 8-4 1354 14
16. Lehigh Mountain Hawks 10-1 1346 13
17. Towson Tigers 7-4 1147 15
18. Richmond Spiders 8-3 938 18
19. James Madison Dukes 7-4 894 17
20. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 8-3 736 20
21. Wagner Seahawks 9-4 603 NR
22. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 9-3 523 22
23. Eastern Kentucky Colonels 8-3 515 21
24. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 8-5 495 NR
25. Colgate Raiders 8-4 383 24

Others receiving votes: Eastern Illinois 349, Indiana State 306, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 138, Albany 120, UT Martin 102, Youngstown State 81, Harvard 56, Tennessee State 44, Samford 29, Montana 22, McNeese State 19, The Citadel 16, Penn 14, Drake 8, Sacramento State 5, Howard 5, South Carolina State 5, Southern Illinois 4, Northern Iowa 1, Maine 1
 

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