The Sports Network Preseason I-AA poll

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I know polls mean nothing, but here is the one most people go by, released today, ISU opponents in bold. I'd say ISU has it's work cut out for them, given they play two I-A teams as well. The only unranked teams on the ISU schedule are SEMO, Mizzou State, and Illinois State.

1. Appalachian State Mountaineers (97) 13-2 2,546 1
2. North Dakota State Bison (1) 10-1 2,275 9
3. Northern Iowa Panthers 12-1 2,204 4
4. Richmond Spiders 11-3 2,162 5
5. Massachusetts Minutemen 10-3 2,148 7
6. James Madison Dukes (3) 8-4 2,078 12
7. Eastern Washington Eagles 9-4 1,951 8
8. Montana Grizzlies 11-1 1,848 10
9. Delaware Blue Hens 11-4 1,747 2
10. McNeese State Cowboys 11-1 1,687 11
11. Southern Illinois Salukis 12-2 1,286 3
12. Youngstown State Penguins 7-4 1,228 16

13. Wofford Terriers 9-4 1,158 6
14. Cal Poly Mustangs 7-4 1,081 24
15. Elon Phoenix 7-4 1,028 23
16. New Hampshire Wildcats 7-5 760 14
17. Georgia Southern Eagles 7-4 656 17
18. Eastern Illinois Panthers 8-4 622 18
19. South Dakota State Jack Rabbits 7-4 547 19

20. Eastern Kentucky Colonels 9-3 487 13
21. Villanova Wildcats 7-4 396 NR
22. Central Arkansas Bears 6-5 374 NR
23. The Citadel Bulldogs 7-4 317 NR
24. Harvard Crimson 8-2 316 21
25. Western Illinois Leathernecks 6-5 299 NR

Others receiving votes: Northern Arizona 249, Fordham 212, Delaware State 198, Jacksonville State 195, Yale 170, Sam Houston State 166, Montana State 146, Furman 120, Liberty 115, Jackson State 79, South Carolina State 76, Holy Cross 74, Hofstra 61, Colgate 56, Grambling 55, Norfolk State 48, Coastal Carolina 44, Hampton 41, Southern 32, Northwestern State 30, Tennessee-Martin 30, UC Davis 22, Weber State 17, Lafayette 16, Alabama A&M 10, Texas Southern 9, Brown 9, Nicholls State 9, Dayton 6, Tennessee State 5, San Diego 4, Albany 4, Maine 1, Prairie View 1.
 
Coach Miles is a heck of a lot smarter coaching football than most, if not all of us on this message board; God I hope so or we will really be in big trouble (tongue in cheek). He probably expects more from his team than most of us BUT as a novice I see those three unranked teams we play as games we really need to key on and maybe even win two or all three of them. Beating any of the teams on the ranked list (and we do get the opportunity to play them) should put him in the running for the MVC Coach of the Year!
 

ISUCC

The Odum Level
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I-AA coaches poll

released today, ISU opponents in bold type, ISU prob. has one of the most difficult schedules in I-AA

2008 I-AA Coaches Preseason Poll (August 22, 2008)



Team (1st votes) 2007 Record Points 2007 Final Ranking

1. Appalachian State (24) 13-2 600 1

2. North Dakota State 10-1 527 9

3. James Madison 8-4 513 7

4. Northern Iowa 12-1 508 5

5. Massachusetts 10-3 488 6

6. Richmond 11-3 456 4

7. Montana 11-1 444 12

8. Delaware 11-4 419 2

9. Eastern Washington 9-4 393 8

10. McNeese State 11-1 366 11

11. Southern Illinois 12-2 329 3

12. Youngstown State 7-4 320 17

13. Wofford 9-4 316 10

14. Cal Poly 7-4 275 NR

15. Elon 7-4 247 23

16. New Hampshire 7-5 231 14

17. Georgia Southern 7-4 185 18

18. Eastern Illinois 8-4 182 15

19. Villanova 7-4 148 NR

20. South Dakota State 7-4 135 22

21. Eastern Kentucky 9-3 105 13

22. Western Illinois 6-5 67 NR

23. The Citadel 7-4 60 NR

24. Harvard 8-2 42 20

25. Central Arkansas 6-5 41 NR



Other receiving votes (points in parentheses): Fordham (40), Northern Arizona (40), Delaware State (36), Liberty (33), Yale (32), Jacksonville State (30), South Carolina State (27), Sam Houston State (24), Montana State (23), Hampton (22), Hofstra (18), Furman (13), Holy Cross (9), San Diego (8), Grambling State (7), UT Martin (6), Towson (5), Coastal Carolina (5), North Dakota (5), Maine (4), Weber State (4), Jackson State (4), UC Davis (3), Dayton (2), Florida A&M (1), Prairie View A&M (1), Missouri State (1).
 
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