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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

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