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HERO Pre-Season FCS Poll

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It's out, and there are some surprises. Like Sac State at #4 and Austin Peay at #13. I'm not sure how that's justified. While Sac likely deserves to be included in the poll (particularly given that Kevin Thomson returns), I'm not sure that the total returning talent rates ranking so high, particularly given the way we finished the season. Austin Peay fans in particular must be screaming bloody murder, and they have a pretty good argument (unless they've been hit hard by graduation and transfers, which I highly doubt). Three MVFC in a row at the top and four Big Sky in the Top Ten are also a surprise.

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Hens at 15 should be automatic disqualifier for this ranking (I don't think two guys combining qualifies as a "poll").
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No one point out we're higher than the Bobcats

Er, forget I said that.

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SuperHornet wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 9:43 am
It's out, and there are some surprises. Like Sac State at #4 and Austin Peay at #13. I'm not sure how that's justified. While Sac likely deserves to be included in the poll (particularly given that Kevin Thomson returns), I'm not sure that the total returning talent rates ranking so high, particularly given the way we finished the season. Austin Peay fans in particular must be screaming bloody murder, and they have a pretty good argument (unless they've been hit hard by graduation and transfers, which I highly doubt). Three MVFC in a row at the top and four Big Sky in the Top Ten are also a surprise.

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About time. :clap:
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Winterborn wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 11:39 am
SuperHornet wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 9:43 am
It's out, and there are some surprises. Like Sac State at #4 and Austin Peay at #13. I'm not sure how that's justified. While Sac likely deserves to be included in the poll (particularly given that Kevin Thomson returns), I'm not sure that the total returning talent rates ranking so high, particularly given the way we finished the season. Austin Peay fans in particular must be screaming bloody murder, and they have a pretty good argument (unless they've been hit hard by graduation and transfers, which I highly doubt). Three MVFC in a row at the top and four Big Sky in the Top Ten are also a surprise.

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About time. :clap:
Also not the three I would have expected, but three nonetheless....
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SuperHornet wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 12:21 pm
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About time. :clap:
Also not the three I would have expected, but three nonetheless....
Honestly a bit surprised that UNI is in there. I figured somewhere around 5-7.
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If MVFC were to have three in a row at the top, I would have expected NDSU, either SIU or IL State, and UNI....
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SuperHornet wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 9:43 am
It's out, and there are some surprises. Like Sac State at #4 and Austin Peay at #13. I'm not sure how that's justified. While Sac likely deserves to be included in the poll (particularly given that Kevin Thomson returns), I'm not sure that the total returning talent rates ranking so high, particularly given the way we finished the season. Austin Peay fans in particular must be screaming bloody murder, and they have a pretty good argument (unless they've been hit hard by graduation and transfers, which I highly doubt). Three MVFC in a row at the top and four Big Sky in the Top Ten are also a surprise.

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Portland State in the ORV list. Considering that we haven't really done much the last few years (other than win in Missoula) makes me wonder. But, we were one of a few teams to get our spring work in so maybe that is it.

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PSU is one of the teams I secretly root for. I have no idea why.
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Last year's HERO's pre season poll. Only 3 of their top 7, and 6 of their top 12, and only 10 of their top 25 made the playoffs.
1. JAMES MADISON
2. NORTH DAKOTA STATE
3. UC DAVIS (5-7, no playoffs)
4. MAINE (6-6, no playoffs)
5. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
6. JACKSONVILLE STATE (6-6 no playoffs)
7. EASTERN WASHINGTON (7-5 no playoffs)
8. WOFFORD
9. ILLINOIS STATE
10. TOWSON (7-5 no playoffs)
11. WEBER STATE
12. ELON (5-6 no playoffs)
13. NICHOLLS
14. MONTANA STATE
15. FURMAN
16. CENTRAL ARKANSAS
17. YALE ----
18. INDIANA STATE (5-7, no playoffs)
19. CHATTANOOGA (6-6, no playoffs)
20. SAM HOUSTON STATE (7-5, no playoffs)
21. ALCORN STATE ----
22. KENNESAW STATE
23. PRINCETON ----
24. EASTERN KENTUCKY (7-5, no playoffs)
25. THE CITADEL (6-6, no playoffs)

This year's pre season poll will prove to be equally as worthless.

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BDKJMU wrote:Last year's HERO's pre season poll. Only 3 of their top 7, and 6 of their top 12, and only 10 of their top 25 made the playoffs.
1. JAMES MADISON
2. NORTH DAKOTA STATE
3. UC DAVIS (5-7, no playoffs)
4. MAINE (6-6, no playoffs)
5. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
6. JACKSONVILLE STATE (6-6 no playoffs)
7. EASTERN WASHINGTON (7-5 no playoffs)
8. WOFFORD
9. ILLINOIS STATE
10. TOWSON (7-5 no playoffs)
11. WEBER STATE
12. ELON (5-6 no playoffs)
13. NICHOLLS
14. MONTANA STATE
15. FURMAN
16. CENTRAL ARKANSAS
17. YALE ----
18. INDIANA STATE (5-7, no playoffs)
19. CHATTANOOGA (6-6, no playoffs)
20. SAM HOUSTON STATE (7-5, no playoffs)
21. ALCORN STATE ----
22. KENNESAW STATE
23. PRINCETON ----
24. EASTERN KENTUCKY (7-5, no playoffs)
25. THE CITADEL (6-6, no playoffs)

This year's pre season poll will prove to be equally as worthless.
They are probably low balling El Cid this time around. This year’s team is going to be top 3 in the SoCon if not the outright champions


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CID1990 wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 10:15 pm
BDKJMU wrote:Last year's HERO's pre season poll. Only 3 of their top 7, and 6 of their top 12, and only 10 of their top 25 made the playoffs.
1. JAMES MADISON
2. NORTH DAKOTA STATE
3. UC DAVIS (5-7, no playoffs)
4. MAINE (6-6, no playoffs)
5. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
6. JACKSONVILLE STATE (6-6 no playoffs)
7. EASTERN WASHINGTON (7-5 no playoffs)
8. WOFFORD
9. ILLINOIS STATE
10. TOWSON (7-5 no playoffs)
11. WEBER STATE
12. ELON (5-6 no playoffs)
13. NICHOLLS
14. MONTANA STATE
15. FURMAN
16. CENTRAL ARKANSAS
17. YALE ----
18. INDIANA STATE (5-7, no playoffs)
19. CHATTANOOGA (6-6, no playoffs)
20. SAM HOUSTON STATE (7-5, no playoffs)
21. ALCORN STATE ----
22. KENNESAW STATE
23. PRINCETON ----
24. EASTERN KENTUCKY (7-5, no playoffs)
25. THE CITADEL (6-6, no playoffs)

This year's pre season poll will prove to be equally as worthless.
They are probably low balling El Cid this time around. This year’s team is going to be top 3 in the SoCon if not the outright champions


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Well, they have the Citadel #2 in the Socon behind Furman. Its just that they only have 2 So-Con teams ranked- Furman and Citadel.

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