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FCS Preseason Coaches' Poll Top 25 released

Just like FBS, the Football Championship Subdivision has a reigning two-time national champion led by a frightening defense. And just like FBS, that two-time defending champion is a heavy favorite heading into the 2013 season. 

North Dakota State gobbled up 23 of the 26 available first-place votes. Montana State, two-time runner-up Sam Houston State and Eastern Kentucky each took one apiece. Those clubs are ranked Nos. 2, 4 and ......19. Yes, the No. 19 team earned a first-place vote.

1. North Dakota State - (23 first-place votes) 645 total points
2. Montana State - (1) 591
3. Eastern Washington - 549
4. Sam Houston State - (1) 534
5. Wofford - 450
6. Central Arkansas - 428
7. South Dakota State - 410
8. New Hampshire - 386
9. Villanova - 381
10. Illinois State - 379
11. Cal Poly - 348
12. Towson - 347
13. Stony Brook - 326
14. Richmond - 274
15. James Madison - 235
16. Northern Iowa - 218
17. Lehigh - 198
18. Northern Arizona - 196
19. Eastern Kentucky - (1) 188
20. Bethune-Cookman - 159
21. Coastal Carolina - 140
22. Montana - 135
23. Eastern Illinois - 120
24. Youngstown State - 107
25. Chattanooga - 104

Author: Zach Barnett
Zach Barnett is a native of Denton, Texas and a graduate of the University of Texas. He joined FootballScoop in 2012 after two years at the National Football Foundation. His hobbies include watching college football, reading about college football and writing about college football.