Forum staff reports, Published August 13 2013
Bison top pick in TSN pollFARGO - North Dakota State was the overwhelming favorite to repeat its FCS title in The Sports Network top 25 media poll. The Bison received 127 of a possible 134 first place votes.
Montana State was second just ahead of Sam Houston State, which got more first place votes, five, than the Bobcats, one. Eastern Washington and Villanova round out the top five.
The Missouri Valley Football Conference put three other teams in the poll with South Dakota State at No. 6, Illinois State at No. 13 and Northern Iowa at No. 17.