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Associated Press, Published August 06 2013

Bison tabbed for top spot in poll by FCS coaches

FARGO - North Dakota State received 23 of 26 first-place votes and was the overwhelming choice as the No. 1 team in the FCS coaches preseason top 25 poll.

Montana State, Eastern Washington, Sam Houston State and Wofford rounded out the top five. Montana State, Sam Houston and Eastern Kentucky, a team that didn’t reach the playoffs last year, received the other first-place votes.

The Missouri Valley Football Conference put four other teams in the top 25 with South Dakota State at No. 7, Illinois State at No. 10, Northern Iowa at No. 16 and Youngstown State at No. 24.