2019 FCS Preseason Football Poll

Last Updated by Nate Wek on
Football Championship Subdivision

On Monday, STATS released its preseason football poll for the Football Championship Subdivision league. North Dakota State currently sits at the No. 1 spot, while South Dakota State is ranked at No. 3. Even though, the University of South Dakota didn’t eclipse the Top-25, they still came in with 27 votes.

In 2018, South Dakota State University finished with an 8-2 regular season record. The Jackrabbits advanced to the semi-final round of the FCS Playoffs where they were defeated by North Dakota State, who went on to win their seventh National FCS Title. SDSU will open their 2019 campaign on Thursday August 29 in Minneapolis against the University of Minnesota.

The University of South Dakota finished 2018 with an overall record of 4-7. They'll open up regular season play in 2019 at home against Montana on Saturday August 31.

Top-25 Preseason Poll

Schools are listed in order of rank with total votes received. First place votes are represented in parenthesis.

Rank

School

Votes

1

North Dakota State

3971 (142)

2

James Madison

3635 (14)

3

South Dakota State

3631 (1)

4

Eastern Washington

3594 (3)

5

UC Davis

3210

6

Jacksonville State

3004

7

Maine

2891

8

Weber State

2827

9

Wofford

2522

10

Kennesaw State

2361

11

Towson

2330

12

Nicholls

2156

13

Colgate

1892

14

Montana State

1866

15

Illinois State

1432

16

Indiana State

1192

17

Southeast Missouri State

1166

18

UNI

1136

19

Furman

1074

20

North Carolina A&T

885

21

Elon

870

22

Delaware

798

23

Sam Houston State

564

24

Princeton

432

25

Montana

413

 

Received Votes: ETSU (323) , Stony Brook (257) , Duquesne (235) , San Diego (209) , Eastern Kentucky (175) , Dartmouth (149) , Central Arkansas (125) , McNeese (110) , Monmouth (110) , UIW (108) , Alcorn State (85) , Yale(52) , New Hampshire (42) , Chattanooga (38) , South Dakota (27) Northern Arizona (16) , Villanova (14) , Lamar (14) , Richmond (8) , Citadel (7) , Rhode Island (7) , Mercer (7) , Abilene Christian (6) , Southeastern Louisiana (6) , Idaho State (5) , Youngstown State (4) , Southern University (3) , Samford (2) , Western Illinois (1) , Wagner (1) , Sacred Heart (1) , North Dakota (1)

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