(GoWatertown.net) — North Dakota State is tops in the Stats FCS National Preseason Top 25 poll released on Monday.
The Bison grabbed 52 of the 54 first-place votes. South Dakota State follows behind ranked second with the remaining two first-place votes. Rounding out the top five were Montana, Montana State, and Missouri State. South Dakota received votes.
In addition to NDSU and SDSU, three other Missouri Valley teams made the top 25; Missouri State (5), Southern Illinois (9), and Northern Iowa (21).