South Dakota State tabbed third in Stats Preform FCS Preseason Top 25 Poll

8-10-21
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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.

2021 Stats Perform FCS Preseason Top 25
Team (First-Place Votes) W-L Pts
1. Sam Houston (39) 10-0 1228
2. James Madison (8) 7-1 1180
3. South Dakota State (3) 8-2 1156
4. North Dakota State 7-3 1116
5. Delaware 7-1 1017
6. Weber State 5-1 927
7. Southern Illinois 6-4 888
8. North Dakota 5-2 886
9. Montana 2-0 778
10. Jacksonville State 10-3 744
11. Eastern Washington 5-2 659
12. Montana State 11-4* 654
13. Monmouth 3-1 618
14. Central Arkansas 5-4 561
15. Southeastern Louisiana 4-3 559
16. Villanova 2-2 440
17. VMI 6-2 397
18. Chattanooga 3-2 295
19. Kennesaw State 4-1 255
20. Austin Peay 4-5 227
21. Northern Iowa 3-4 219
22. Nicholls 4-3 173
23. UC Davis 3-2 172
24. Missouri State 5-5 168
25. North Carolina A&T 9-3* 159
*Win-loss records from 2019