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ST. LOUIS, M.O. — Defending national champion Sam Houston was picked number one in the 2021 Stats Preform FCS Preseason Top 25 Poll selected on Monday. The poll was conducted by a national media panel.
Sam Houston is ranked No. 1 with 39 first-place votes, James Madison is No. 2 with eight first-place votes, national runner-up South Dakota State is ranked third with three first-place votes, and North Dakota State was tabbed to finish fourth.
In total, the Missouri Valley Football Conference has six teams in the preseason poll including No. 7 Southern Illinois, No. 8 North Dakota, No. 21 Northern Iowa and No. 24 Missouri State.