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Six Missouri Valley teams in FCS Top-25

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Northern Iowa is 18th in the STATS preseason FCS football poll. Northern Iowa is 18th in the STATS preseason FCS football poll.

The Missouri Valley Football Conference has a national-best six teams ranked in the pre-season Top 25 STATS poll.

North Dakota State (2), South Dakota State (4), Youngstown State (9), UNI (18), Illinois State (20) and Western Illinois (25) represent the MVFC, while South Dakota, Southern Illinois and Indiana State each were among those receiving votes.

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STATS FCS Top 25
Preseason Rankings
Rank     School     Votes     Prev
1     James Madison (0-0)     4034 (134)     NR
2     North Dakota State (0-0)     3874 (19)     NR
3     Sam Houston State (0-0)     3610 (7)     NR
4     South Dakota State (0-0)     3385 (2)     NR
5     Eastern Washington (0-0)     3270     NR
6     Jacksonville State (0-0)     3081 (1)     NR
7     Richmond (0-0)     3041     NR
8     North Dakota (0-0)     2871     NR
9     Youngstown State (0-0)     2658     NR
10     Villanova (0-0)     2628     NR
11     Wofford (0-0)     2543     NR
12     Chattanooga (0-0)     1995     NR
13     New Hampshire (0-0)     1741     NR
14     Charleston Southern (0-0)     1710     NR
15     Central Arkansas (0-0)     1685     NR
16     Citadel (0-0)     1545     NR
17     Lehigh (0-0)     1369     NR
18     UNI (0-0)     924     NR
19     Samford (0-0)     893     NR
20     Illinois State (0-0)     876     NR
21     Grambling State (0-0)     692     NR
22     Fordham (0-0)     604     NR
23     Cal Poly (0-0)     427     NR
24     Albany (0-0)     418     NR
25     Western Illinois (0-0)     367     NR

Others: North Carolina Central (326) , Weber State (322) , Northern Arizona (307) , McNeese (261) , San Diego (250) , Montana (215) , North Carolina A&T (198) , Kennesaw State (154) , Liberty (134) , Tennessee State (102) , UT Martin(90) , South Dakota (87) , Harvard (36) , Saint Francis U (31) , Delaware (27) , Princeton (23) , South Carolina State (22) , Nicholls (21) , Southeastern Louisiana (20) , Southern Utah (17) , Penn (14) , Duquesne (14) , Stony Brook (13) , Maine(11) , Montana State (6) , Mercer (6) , Southern Illinois (5) , Alcorn State (4) , William & Mary (4) , Eastern Illinois (3) , ETSU (3) , Wagner (3) , Eastern Kentucky (2) , Indiana State (1) , Bethune-Cookman (1) , Dayton (1)

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