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2018 Preseason Conference Polls

***Updated (7/26) with Patriot League and (7/30) with MEAC and MVFC.

 

With the 2018 season just around the corner and FCS conferences around the country holding their media days here’s a rundown of the preseason conference polls as they are released.

 

Big Sky (media)

Rank Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 Eastern Washington 651 27
2 Weber State 636 19
3 Northern Arizona 535 1
4 Montana 496 2
5 Idaho 483 3
6 Southern Utah 449 1
7 Sacramento State 415
8 Montana State 391 1
9 UC Davis 331
10 Idaho State 170
11 Cal Poly 169
12 Northern Colorado 166
13 Portland State 103

 

Big Sky (coaches)

Rank Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 Eastern Washington 134 6
2 Weber State 124 3
3 Northern Arizona 121 3
4 Idaho 101 1
5 Sacramento State 94
6 Southern Utah 91
7 Montana 82
8 Montana State 73
9 UC Davis 64
10 Cal Poly 40
11 Northern Colorado 30
12 Idaho State 29
13 Portland State 21

 

Big South

Rank Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 Kennesaw State 107 17
2 Monmouth 82 1
3 Charleston Southern 75
4 Gardner-Webb 52
5 Campbell 36
6 Presbyterian 26

 

CAA

Rank Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 James Madison 241 21
2 New Hampshire 206 2
3 Delaware 182
4 Stony Brook 169
5 Elon 168 1
6 Villanova 164
7 Richmond 127
8 Maine 81
9 Albany 78
10 Towson 74
11 William & Mary 55
12 Rhode Island 39

 

MEAC

Rank Team First Place Votes
1 North Carolina A&T 19
2 Howard
3 N.C. Central
4 Bethune-Cookman
5 Florida A&M 1
6 Norfolk State
7 S.C. State
8 Savannah State
9 Morgan State
10 Delaware State

 

MVFC

Rank Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 North Dakota State 390 39
2 South Dakota State 340
3 UNI 270
4 Youngstown State 258
5 Illinois State 248
6 South Dakota 206
7 Western Illinois 163
8 Southern Illinois 139
9 Missouri State 90
10 Indiana State 41

 

NEC

Rank Team First Place Votes
1 Central Connecticut State 5
2 Duquesne 1
3 Bryant 1
4 Saint Francis
5 Wagner
6 Sacred Heart
7 Robert Morris

 

OVC

Rank Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 Jacksonville State 126 14
2 Austin Peay 112 4
3 Tennessee-Martin 95
4 Eastern Illinois 73
5 EKU 69
6 Tennessee State 64
7 Southeast Missouri 62
8 Murray State 24
9 Tennessee Tech 23

 

Patriot League

Rank Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 Colgate 71 11
2 Lehigh 63 3
3 Fordham 45
4 Holy Cross 40
T5 Bucknell 31
T5 Lafayette 31
7 Georgetown 13

 

SOCON (media)

Rank Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 Samford 204 20
2 Furman 174 2
3 Wofford 163 1
4 Mercer 133
5 Western Carolina 114
6 Chattanooga 88
7 The Citadel 83
8 ETSU 53
9 VMI 23

 

SOCON (coaches)

Rank Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 Samford 63 7
2 Wofford 53 1
3 Furman 52 1
4 Western Carolina 39
5 Chattanooga 34
6 Mercer 32
7 The Citadel 28
8 ETSU 15
9 VMI 8

 

Southland

Rank Team Total Points First Place Votes
1 Sam Houston State 187 10
2 Nicholls 173 6
3 Central Arkansas 170 5
4 McNeese 159 1
5 Southeastern Louisiana 119
6 Stephen F Austin 90
7 Abilene Christian 89
8 Northwestern State 86
9 UIW 53
10 Lamar 52
11 Houston Baptist 32

 

SWAC

East

Rank Team Total Points
1 Alcorn State 97
2 Alabama State 72
3 Jackson State 55
4 Alabama A&M 51
5 Mississippi Valley State 27

West

Rank Team Total Points
1 Grambling 96
2 Southern 78
3 Prairie View A&M 65
4 Texas Southern 31
5 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 30

 

Polls yet to be released: Ivy League and Pioneer League

 

Resources/credits

Big Sky: http://www.bigskyconf.com/news/2018/7/16/football-eastern-washington-picked-to-win-the-big-sky.aspx

Big South: http://bigsouthsports.com/news/2018/7/23/kennesaw-state-voted-2018-preseason-football-favorite.aspx

CAA: http://caasports.com/news/2018/7/20/james-madison-favored-to-win-fourth-straight-caa-football-title-in-2018.aspx

MEAC: http://www.meacsports.com/news/2018/7/27/football-north-caro1lina-a-t-state-picked-to-win-2018-meac-championship.aspx

MVFC: http://www.valley-football.org/documents/2018/7/19//2018_MVFC_Preseason_Poll.pdf?id=40

NEC: http://www.northeastconference.org/news/2018/7/24/football-defending-champ-ccsu-tops-preseason-coaches-poll-places-league-high-seven-on-all-nec-team.aspx

OVC: http://www.ovcsports.com/news/2018/7/10/jacksonville-state-picked-as-2018-ohio-valley-conference-football-favorites.aspx

Patriot League: http://www.patriotleague.org/news/2018/7/26/patriot-league-football-preseason-major-awards-poll-and-all-league-announced-7-26-18.aspx

SOCON: http://www.soconsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=21895&SPID=1781&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=211735859&DB_OEM_ID=4000

http://www.soconsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=21895&SPID=1781&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=211735863&DB_OEM_ID=4000

Southland: http://www.southland.org/news/2018/7/16/sam-houston-state-voted-to-top-spot-in-2018-football-preseason-poll.aspx

SWAC: http://swac.org/news/2018/7/11/swac-football-all-conference-preseason-teams-released.aspx

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