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SDSU picked as top football team in the nation in two pre-season polls

The South Dakota State University football team begins the upcoming 2023 season where it ended the 2022 campaign — at the top of the Football Championship Subdivision rankings.

Monday, the Jackrabbits received top billing in the preseason poll conducted by the American Football Coaches Association. SDSU earned 24 of 25 first-place votes, with national runner-up and Missouri Valley Football Conference rival North Dakota State receiving the other first-place vote en route to a second-place showing. Montana State, who the Jackrabbits are scheduled to host Sept. 9, is ranked third.

Previously, SDSU was a unanimous pick for the top spot in the Stats Perform FCS Preseason Top 25.

The Jackrabbits, who posted a 14-1 record en route to their first football national championship last season, kick off the 2023 season by hosting Western Oregon on Aug. 31.

RankSchool (1st votes)2022 Rec.Pts.2022 RankSeason OpenerHead Coach
1South Dakota St. (24)14-16241Aug. 31 vs. Western OregonJimmy Rogers
2North Dakota St. (1)12-35962Sept. 2 vs. Eastern WashingtonMatt Entz
3Montana St.12-25675Sept. 2 vs. Utah TechBrent Vigen
4William & Mary11-25108Aug. 31 at CampbellMike London
5Holy Cross12-14596Sept. 2 vs. MerrimackBob Chesney
6Furman10-343810Aug. 31 vs. Tennessee TechClay Hendrix
7UIW12-24243Sept. 2 at UTEPClint Killough
8Sacramento St.12-14214Aug. 31 at Nicholls St.Andy Thompson
9Samford11-24147Aug. 31 vs. ShorterChris Hatcher
10Weber St.10-33259Aug. 31 vs. Central WashingtonMickey Mental
11Southeast Missouri St.9-332213Sept. 2 at Kansas St.Tom Matukewicz
12New Hampshire9-430415Sept. 2 at StonehillRick Santos
13Idaho7-528822Aug. 31 at LamarJason Eck
14Montana8-528514Sept. 2 vs. ButlerBobby Hauck
15Southeastern Louisiana9-425919Sept. 2 at Mississippi St.Frank Scelfo
16Richmond9-423512Sept. 2 vs. Morgan St.Russ Huesman
17UC Davis6-5226NRAug. 31 at Texas A&M-CommerceDan Hawkins
18North Dakota7-5188NRSept. 2 vs. DrakeBubba Schweigert
19North Carolina Central10-213917Sept. 2 vs. Winston-Salem St.Trei Oliver
20Northern Iowa6-5137NRSept. 2 at Iowa St.Mark Farley
21Delaware8-512424tAug. 31 at Stony BrookRyan Carty
22Mercer7-412321Aug. 26 vs. North AlabamaDrew Cronic
23Rhode Island7-473NRAug. 31 at Georgia St.Jim Fleming
24Gardner-Webb7-672NRSept. 2 at Appalachian St.Tre Lamb
25Florida A&M9-27023Sept. 3 vs. Jackson St.Willie Simmons

Others Receiving Votes: Yale, 64; Eastern Kentucky, 59; Fordham, 58; Jackson St., 37; Elon, 30; St. Thomas (Minn.), 30; Youngstown St., 28; Princeton, 26; Southern Illinois, 26; UT Martin, 23; Central Arkansas, 22; Chattanooga, 13; North Carolina A&T, 13; Illinois St., 12; Northern Arizona, 12; Southern, 9; Davidson, 7; St. Francis (Pa.), 7; Tennessee Tech, 6; Howard, 5; Pennsylvania, 5; Abilene Christian, 4; Austin Peay, 3; Campbell, 2; Villanova, 1.

Stats Perform FCS Preseason Top 25 Poll

Presented by FedEx Ground (2022 Record in Parentheses)

1. South Dakota State (14–1, 8–0 Missouri Valley), 1,400 points (56 first-place votes)

2023 Season Opener: Aug. 31 vs. Western Oregon

2. North Dakota State (12–3, 7–1 Missouri Valley), 1,329

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 vs. Eastern Washington (in Minneapolis)

3. Montana State (12–2, 8–0 Big Sky), 1,294

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 vs. Utah Tech

4. William & Mary (11–2, 7–1 CAA), 1,172

2023 Season Opener: Aug. 31 at Campbell

5. Holy Cross (12–1, 6–0 Patriot), 1,113

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 vs. Merrimack

6. Furman (10–3, 7–1 Southern), 1,035

2023 Season Opener: Aug. 31 vs. Tennessee Tech

7. UIW (12–2, 5–1 Southland), 935

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 at UTEP.

8. Idaho (7–5, 6–2 Big Sky), 932

2023 Season Opener: Aug. 31 at Lamar

9. Samford (11–2, 8–0 Southern), 885

2023 Season Opener: Aug. 31 vs. Shorter

10. Sacramento State (12–1, 8–0 Big Sky), 881

2023 Season Opener: Aug. 31 at Nicholls

11. New Hampshire (9–4, 7–1 CAA), 798

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 at Stonehill

12. Southeast Missouri (9-3, 5–0 Ohio Valley), 768

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 at Kansas State

13. Weber State (10–3, 6–2 Big Sky), 744

2023 Season Opener: Aug. 31 vs. Central Washington

14. Montana (8–5, 4–4 Big Sky), 711

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 vs. Butler

15. Southeastern Louisiana (9–4, 5–1 Southland), 710

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 at Mississippi State

16. UC Davis (6–5, 5–3 Big Sky), 513

2023 Season Opener: Aug. 31 at Texas A&M-Commerce

17. North Dakota (7–5, 5–3 Missouri Valley), 479

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 vs. Drake

18. Richmond (9–4, 6–2 CAA), 387

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 vs. Morgan State

19. North Carolina Central (10–2, 4–1 MEAC), 330

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 vs. Winston Salem State

20. Mercer (7–4, 5–3 Southern), 293

2023 Season Opener: Aug. 26 vs. North Alabama

21. Rhode Island (7–4, 5–3 CAA), 169

2023 Season Opener: Aug. 31 at Georgia State

22. Delaware (8-5, 4-4 CAA), 166

2023 Season Opener: Aug. 31 at Stony Brook

23. Northern Iowa (6-5, 5-3 Missouri Valley), 155

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 at Iowa State

24. Eastern Kentucky (7-5, 3-2 ASUN), 137

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 at Cincinnati

25. Gardner-Webb (7-6, 5-0 Big South), 129

2023 Season Opener: Sept. 2 at Appalachian State

Others Receiving Votes (schools listed on two or more ballots): Central Arkansas (5–6, 3–2 ASUN) 110, Chattanooga (7-4, 5-3 Southern) 84, Jackson State (12-1, 8-0 SWAC) 71, Southern Illinois (5–6, 4–4 Missouri Valley) 66, Youngstown State (7-4, 5-3 Missouri Valley) 66, Florida A&M (9-2, 7-1 SWAC) 65, UT Martin (7–4, 5–0 Ohio Valley) 65, Elon (8-4, 6-2 CAA) 61, Austin Peay (7-4, 3-2 ASUN) 40, Fordham (9-3, 5-1 Patriot) 28, Yale (8-2, 6-1 Ivy) 18, Villanova (6-5, 4-4 CAA) 8, McNeese (4-7, 2-4 Southland) 7, Abilene Christian (7-4, 3-1 WAC) 6, St. Thomas (10-1, 8-0 Pioneer) 6, Saint Francis (9-3, 7-0 NEC) 5

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